Celebrating Seniors

Celebrating Seniors

Sundays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011

Thank for joining us in recognizing the zoo's seniors! To celebrate Grandparent’s Day, Lincoln Park Zoo dedicated Sundays in September to honoring our own senior citizens. Elder-statesmen chats showcased the zoo’s lifelong commitment to well-being. Guests learned how specialized care helps geriatric animals live longer, healthier lives than ever before.

Celebrating Seniors Chats—Sundays in September

Special Deals for Senior Guests

As part of Celebrating Seniors, each Sunday in September the zoo offered a special 10 percent discount on all food and merchandise for AARP card carriers. (As always, admission to the zoo was completely free!)

Grannies on Safari at Lincoln Park Zoo


The stars of PBS' “Grannies on Safari” joined us on Friday, September 2 to kick-off the zoo's month-long focus on Celebrating Seniors.

The Grannies have traveled the globe, igniting a passion for exploration and adventure for all ages. For granny Regina Fraser, one of those trips many years ago helped the zoo transport lions from South Africa. One of those lions, Adelor, was a zoo icon for many years.

As a special bonus, the Grannies on Safari gave away all-leather Antler wallets to the first 20 AARP members who visited them!