Youth Programs

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Pre-registration is required for all programs. Registration closes three days prior to each program. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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Youth Programs

Saturdays, September 20 and 27, October 4, 11 and 18, November 1, 8, 15 and 22
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play (Sold Out)
Children ages 2–3 and an adult can connect with nature in an immersive play space that includes animal encounters, building, drawing, climbing and music-making activities.
Thursdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, November 6, 13 and 20
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play (Sold Out)
Children ages 2–3 and an adult can connect with nature in an immersive play space that includes animal encounters, building, drawing, climbing and music-making activities. (While this program series is sold out, prospective registrants may still add their names to a wait list for it.)
Thursdays, January 15, 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, March 5 and 12
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play
Children ages 2–3 and an adult can connect with nature in an immersive play space that includes animal encounters, building, drawing, climbing and music-making activities.
Saturdays, January 17, 24 and 31, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, March 7 and 14
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play
Children ages 2–3 and an adult can connect with nature in an immersive play space that includes animal encounters, building, drawing, climbing and music-making activities.

4–5-Year-Olds

Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can discover amazing animal athletes like leaf-cutter ants and red kangaroos during their day off from school.
Monday, December 29
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Tuesday, December 30
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Wednesday, December 31
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Friday, January 2
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Monday, January 19
MLK Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! Campers will explore the fascinating world of primates, from family relationships to how zoo scientists study ape behavior and help conserve primates in the wild.
Monday, February 16
Presidents Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! In this bird-themed program campers will get an inside look at the colorful lives of our feathered friends—from mohawked crested wood partridges to Chilean flamingos.

First–Second Graders

Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can discover amazing animal athletes like leaf-cutter ants and red kangaroos during their day off from school.
Monday, December 29
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Tuesday, December 30
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Wednesday, December 31
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Friday, January 2
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Monday, January 19
MLK Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! Campers will explore the fascinating world of primates, from family relationships to how zoo scientists study ape behavior and help conserve primates in the wild.
Monday, February 16
Presidents Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! In this bird-themed program campers will get an inside look at the colorful lives of our feathered friends—from mohawked crested wood partridges to Chilean flamingos.

Third–Fourth Graders

Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can discover amazing animal athletes like leaf-cutter ants and red kangaroos during their day off from school.
Monday, December 29
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Tuesday, December 30
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Wednesday, December 31
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Friday, January 2
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Monday, January 19
MLK Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! Campers will explore the fascinating world of primates, from family relationships to how zoo scientists study ape behavior and help conserve primates in the wild.
Monday, February 16
Presidents Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! In this bird-themed program campers will get an inside look at the colorful lives of our feathered friends—from mohawked crested wood partridges to Chilean flamingos.

Questions? Call 312-742-2056 or email educationprograms@lpzoo.org.