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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Magical Night at the Movies

Aspiring wizards and muggles alike won’t want to miss our free Zoovies outdoor screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Thursday, August 28, on the zoo’s spellbinding South Lawn.

Thursday, August 28
Learn More About the Free Zoovies Screening


 

Experience the Zoo at Night
Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on a stroll through the zoo after hours during our Twilight Safari.

Wednesday, September 24
Embark on the Twilight Safari

   

Locally Sourced at the Patio
Enjoy live music, artisan crafts, Lagunitas beer specials and farm-fresh produce at the city’s most scenic café!

Wednesday, August 27
Learn About Locally Sourced at the Patio

 

June Through September
Adult Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens
Only one yoga program lets you compare your cow, cat, tortoise and lion poses to the real deals when you’re done. Take in views of the urban skyline and scenic Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo during outdoor yoga classes for adults.
June Through September
Parent & Toddler Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens
Only one yoga program lets you compare your cow, cat, tortoise and lion poses to the real deals when you’re done. Take in views of the urban skyline and scenic Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo during outdoor yoga classes for parents and children ages 2–4.
June Through September
21st Century Zoo Tour
Every Tuesday and Thursday through September 25, adults ages 18 and older can request this special premium tour which explores exhibits that trace the zoo’s evolution from cultural attraction to global conservation leader.
Thursday, August 28
Zoovies: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Enjoy a free after-hours Zoovies screening of this popular movie on the zoo’s South Lawn. (Please note: the previously scheduled August 21 screening has been cancelled due to an inclement weather forecast.)
Tuesday, September 2
“Rhinos: Courtship, Conservation and Care” Members-Only Animal Chat
Zoo members can enjoy an exclusive chat at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit on how the zoo prepared for its newest black rhino addition, from exhibit design to matchmaking.
Friday, September 5
Zoovies: Best in Show
Experience a wildly different twist to movie night with Zoovies at Lincoln Park Zoo. Audiences can come to the zoo after hours and enjoy a free movie in one of the city’s most beautiful theaters: the zoo’s scenic South Lawn. VIP upgrades available.
Tuesday, September 9
“Gorillas: 50 and Counting” Members-Only Animal Chat
Zoo members can enjoy an exclusive chat at Regenstein Center for African Apes about the zoo’s celebrated breeding program for western lowland gorillas.
Friday, September 12
Lions, Tigers and Brews
Enjoy beers from more than 75 craft breweries and creative culinary bites from food trucks at this unique craft beer festival while exploring the zoo’s amazing animal exhibits and beautiful gardens.
Saturday, September 13
Members-Only Morning
Rise with the roosters at the Farm-in-the-Zoo at our next Members-Only Morning! Zoo members will enjoy exclusive access to our urban farm at this special event packed with fun, family-friendly activities.
Saturday, September 13
Second Saturdays Garden Tours
Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulturists for a look at how they keep the zoo gardens beautiful. New plants and areas will be highlighted each month as they blossom with the seasons.
Tuesday, September 16
“Zoo-Mates” Members-Only Animal Chat
Zoo members can enjoy an exclusive chat at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House’s Ecosystem exhibit on what goes into creating mixed species exhibits and how these “zoo-mates” can live together.
Saturdays, September 20 and 27, October 4, 11 and 18, November 1, 8, 15 and 22
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.
Tuesday, September 23
“Rhinos: Courtship, Conservation and Care” Members-Only Animal Chat
Zoo members can enjoy an exclusive chat at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit on how the zoo prepared for its newest black rhino addition, from exhibit design to matchmaking.
Wednesday, September 24
Twilight Safari
Explore the zoo after-hours during this walk on the wild side! Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on a leisurely stroll through the zoo at twilight.
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.)
Thursday, September 25
Wine & Wildlife: All About Apes
Sip wine at this special after-hours event while two leading primate researchers with the zoo’s Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes share updates on the zoo’s conservation efforts in Chicago and the remote forests of northern Congo.
Saturday, September 27
Fiesta Familiar Presented by Hoy
It’s fun for the entire family at Lincoln Park Zoo as Hoy hosts its annual Fiesta Familiar! The largest Hispanic family event of its kind in the Midwest, this daylong celebration features family entertainment and hands-on activities in areas including art, health, gardening, science and music.
Thursday, October 2
Zoo Ghost Tours
Lincoln Park Zoo is a fun destination, but there’s plenty of spooky stuff lurking beneath the surface. This after-hours ghost tour will share the zoo’s cemetery roots, highlight a 19th-century “Suicide Bridge” and identify which animal house is most likely to be haunted.
Friday, October 3
Zoovies: Ghostbusters and The Shining
Experience a wildly different twist to movie night with Zoovies at Lincoln Park Zoo. Audiences can come to the zoo after hours and enjoy two free movies in one of the city’s most beautiful theaters: the zoo’s scenic South Lawn. VIP upgrades available.
Thursday, October 9
Zoo Ghost Tours
Lincoln Park Zoo is a fun destination, but there’s plenty of spooky stuff lurking beneath the surface. This after-hours ghost tour will share the zoo’s cemetery roots, highlight a 19th-century “Suicide Bridge” and identify which animal house is most likely to be haunted.
Monday, October 13
Columbus Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can explore misconceptions of “animal underdogs” like pied tamarins and naked mole rats during their day off from school.
Thursday, October 16
Zoo Ghost Tours
Lincoln Park Zoo is a fun destination, but there’s plenty of spooky stuff lurking beneath the surface. This after-hours ghost tour will share the zoo’s cemetery roots, highlight a 19th-century “Suicide Bridge” and identify which animal house is most likely to be haunted.
Friday, October 17
Sleepover with the Animals
Interested in sleeping among Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals? Grab your nighttime gear and join us for an indoor overnight adventure for families and groups with children ages 5–12!
Thursday, October 23
Zoo Ghost Tours
Lincoln Park Zoo is a fun destination, but there’s plenty of spooky stuff lurking beneath the surface. This after-hours ghost tour will share the zoo’s cemetery roots, highlight a 19th-century “Suicide Bridge” and identify which animal house is most likely to be haunted.
Thursday, October 30
Zoo Ghost Tours
Lincoln Park Zoo is a fun destination, but there’s plenty of spooky stuff lurking beneath the surface. This after-hours ghost tour will share the zoo’s cemetery roots, highlight a 19th-century “Suicide Bridge” and identify which animal house is most likely to be haunted.
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.
Friday, November 14
Sleepover with the Animals
Interested in sleeping among Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals? Grab your nighttime gear and join us for an indoor overnight adventure for families and groups with children ages 5–12!
Sunday, December 14
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
Sunday, December 21
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
Sunday, December 28
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
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.