Gardening Programs

Explore Lincoln Park Zoo’s Gardening Programs

While Lincoln Park Zoo is a world-renowned home for wildlife, it’s also one of the city’s most-visited gardens. Explore these lush landscapes through a variety of well cultivated programming.

Second Saturdays Garden Tours

April–October, the second Saturday of every month
10–11 a.m.
Free

Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulture department for a free look at how they keep the grounds beautiful. New plants and areas will be highlighted each month as they blossom with the seasons.
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Evening Sculpture Stroll

Wednesdays, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9 and October 14
6–7:30 p.m.
$13 ($10 for zoo members)
Ages 16 and older

Get the zoo to yourself after the crowds have gone home! Join a sculpture tour guide and a zoo garden expert on an after-hours stroll through Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo. The evening walkabout will impart information about the artworks and artists in the zoo’s sculpture exhibition. Bring a camera, walking shoes and your curiosity in this celebration of artwork inspired by the natural world.

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Twilight Safari

Wednesdays, June 24, July 22, August 26 and September 23
6–7:30 p.m.
$13 ($10 for zoo members)
Ages 16 and older

Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on early-evening strolls after the zoo has closed to the public! Observe unique animal behavior as well as seasonal highlights in the zoo gardens. Different areas of the zoo are highlighted monthly. Tours start at the gate near Café Brauer.

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