Edible Garden

Lincoln Park Zoo's Edible Garden

Planted and maintained by Chicago's Green City Market

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (April–October)




Learn Where Your Food Comes From!

The Edible Garden, located in the Farm-in-the-Zoo and planted and maintained by Chicago’s Green City Market, lets kids experience hands-on lessons on the origins of food. Family visits and field trips offer the opportunity to plant, weed, compost and harvest, establishing a deeper connection to the resources that sustain us all.

The seasonal “green thumb” fun includes planting tomatoes, pulling weeds, thinning carrots, harvesting green beans and digging purple potatoes. It’s an inclusive harvest—the Edible Garden is designed to accommodate children with disabilities.

The Edible Garden is open to all, weather permitting, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (April–October).

Visit the Green City Market
After visiting the Edible Garden, head across Stockton Avenue to Chicago’s Green City Market to see flavorful fruits and veggies grown by local farmers. Kids can even enjoy a fresh snack at the Children’s Tasting Table!

Green City Market
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m.–1 p.m. (May–October)