Youth Programs

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Youth Programs

Saturdays, September 19–November 21
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.
Wednesdays, September 23–November 18
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.
Thursdays, September 24–November 19
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

Monday, June 8–Friday, August 21 (Select Dates)
Conservation Camp
Conservation Camp offers half-day and full-day program options for animal and nature lovers from Pre-K to those entering fourth grade in fall 2015. Each Conservation Camp group explores the zoo and participates in activities to discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can spend their school holiday discovering the wildlife wonders of East Africa’s Great Migration during this fun, themed day camp.
Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade will burrow into themed activities exploring how animals hibernate during this fun holiday day camp.

First–Second Graders

Monday, June 8–Friday, August 21 (Select Dates)
Conservation Camp
Conservation Camp offers half-day and full-day program options for animal and nature lovers from Pre-K to those entering fourth grade in fall 2015. Each Conservation Camp group explores the zoo and participates in activities to discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can spend their school holiday discovering the wildlife wonders of East Africa’s Great Migration during this fun, themed day camp.
Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade will burrow into themed activities exploring how animals hibernate during this fun holiday day camp.

Third–Fourth Graders

Monday, June 8–Friday, August 21 (Select Dates)
Conservation Camp
Conservation Camp offers half-day and full-day program options for animal and nature lovers from Pre-K to those entering fourth grade in fall 2015. Each Conservation Camp group explores the zoo and participates in activities to discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can spend their school holiday discovering the wildlife wonders of East Africa’s Great Migration during this fun, themed day camp.
Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade will burrow into themed activities exploring how animals hibernate during this fun holiday day camp.

Fifth–Eighth Graders

Monday, June 8–Friday, August 14 (Select Dates)
Zoo Crew
Zoo Crew is a summer learning and outreach opportunity for kids entering fifth–eighth grade in the fall. Participants in the summer 2014 program work with peers and zoo staff to develop and implement environmentally minded projects to make positive changes in their own communities.

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