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Evening Sculpture Stroll

Explore the Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo art exhibition at night after public hours during our next Evening Sculpture Stroll guided tour!

Wednesday, September 9
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Wild Spirits
Raise a glass to the zoo’s first spirits-tasting event! Enjoy sampling stations, cocktail mixology demos and more.

Saturday, September 19
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Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens
Enjoy weekly outdoor classes for adults and parents with toddlers at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo!

Through September 13
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Friday, May 15–Saturday, October 31
Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo
Enjoy a free, public exhibition of sculptures located throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens! Free, guided tours of the large-scale works by local artists are offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Wednesday, June 3–Sunday, September 13
Adult Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens
Enjoy outdoor yoga classes in the most scenic “studio” in Chicago: Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo! Take in views of surrounding gardens, wildlife and the city skyline while learning or perfecting the basics of hatha and vinyasa yoga in classes targeted to beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners.
Thursday, June 4–Thursday, September 10
Parent & Toddler Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens
Connect to nature while exercising the body and imagination with your little one during outdoor yoga classes! Toddlers ages 2–4 will practice fun animal yoga poses and engage in activities like guided nature exploration and storybook readings at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Wednesday, September 9
Evening Sculpture Stroll
Want to have the zoo all to yourself after the crowds have gone home? Join a sculpture tour guide and a zoo garden expert on an after-hours stroll through the zoo’s sculpture exhibition, Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Saturday, September 12
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo
Educators, join Lincoln Park Zoo’s Education Department at spots around the zoo to learn about all the programs and resources Lincoln Park Zoo has to offer! Enjoy special zoo perks and earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) on your day out.
Saturday, September 12
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturday, September 12
Second Saturdays Garden Tour
Join the zoo’s horticulturists for a free tour of the zoo’s beautiful gardens! New plants and areas will be highlighted each month in this tour program series as they blossom with the seasons.
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.
Saturday, September 19
Wild Spirits
Enjoy a variety of specialty spirits and libations at this one-of-a-kind event! Go wild exploring our tasting stations throughout Lincoln Park Zoo.
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.
Wednesday, September 23
Twilight Safari
Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on an after-hours stroll through the zoo! Your guides will point out the behavior of animals like the red wolves and snow leopard at this unique time of day as well as seasonal highlights in the zoo gardens.
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.
Saturday, September 26
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.
Saturday, September 26
Wildlife Watch and Insect Viewing Chat
Join zoo educators at Dan Ryan Woods Central for an expert look at camera-trap IDs and insect watching. The day-long experience is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's 100 Years/100 Events.
Wednesday, September 30
Wine & Wildlife: Biodiversity City
Join three scientists from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute for an evening of wine and ecological insights. Learn about the team’s vast biodiversity monitoring program and other ambitious initiatives.
Friday–Sunday, October 2–4
Fall Fest
Enjoy harvest-themed, family-friendly attractions across the zoo including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, rides and seasonal treats!
Friday–Sunday, October 9–11
Fall Fest
Enjoy harvest-themed, family-friendly attractions across the zoo including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, rides and seasonal treats!
Saturday, October 10
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturday, October 10
Second Saturdays Garden Tour
Join the zoo’s horticulturists for a free tour of the zoo’s beautiful gardens! New plants and areas will be highlighted each month in this tour program series as they blossom with the seasons.
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.
Monday, October 12
Fall Fest
Enjoy harvest-themed, family-friendly attractions across the zoo including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, rides and seasonal treats!
Friday–Sunday, October 16–18
Fall Fest
Enjoy harvest-themed, family-friendly attractions across the zoo including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, rides and seasonal treats!
Saturday–Sunday, October 17–18
Sleepover with the Animals
Families and groups with children ages 5–12 can enjoy after-hours activities and exhibit tours at the zoo, then curl up in sleeping bags next to the zoo’s amazing animals!
Saturday, October 24
Spooky Zoo Spectacular
Celebrate Halloween in a free, safe and family-friendly environment at this annual event hosted by the zoo’s Auxiliary Board! Guests are invited to learn fun facts about the animals, stimulate their minds while making crafts, collect treats and enjoy entertainment throughout the zoo while dressed in their best or spookiest costume!
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.
Saturday, November 14
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Wednesday, November 18
Wine & Wildlife: The Masked Bandit
Join zoo scientists and conservation partners for an evening of wine and ecological insights as we discuss efforts to rescue the black-footed ferret from extinction in its native habitat.
Saturday–Sunday, November 21–22
Sleepover with the Animals
Families and groups with children ages 5–12 can enjoy after-hours activities and exhibit tours at the zoo, then curl up in sleeping bags next to the zoo’s amazing animals!
Thursday, December 3
Members-Only Night at ZooLights
Lincoln Park Zoo members and their guests will enjoy exclusive access to ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PowerShares QQQ as well as free skate rental and ice time at Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo!
Monday, December 28
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 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.