Saturday, September 13
Rise with the roosters at Lincoln Park Zoo’s 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. Play games, meet farm animals up-close and harvest organic goodies from the Edible Garden!
For Lincoln Park Zoo members and their guests
Free—just bring your membership card!
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Schedule of Activities
Ride the train, play fun games for prizes and turn the barnyard into a work of art!
- 8–9 a.m.: Kids Train Rides
- 8–10 a.m.: Cornhole Games
- 8–10 a.m.: Chalk the Farm!
Main Barn and Farmhouse
Meet some of the zoo’s most adorable farm animals! Learn about “buzzy” honey bees and test your sweet-tooth skills!
- 8 and 9 a.m.: Meet a Rabbit
- 8:30 and 9:15 a.m.: Meet a Chicken
- 8:15 and 8:45 a.m.: Meet a Barn Owl
- 8–10 a.m.: Honey Tasting and “Buzzy City” Educational Program
Tour and taste the zoo’s Edible Garden! Adults can take part in a specialized workshop on saving and drying herbs. Children will make corn-husk dolls. Both kids and adults can team up to dig potatoes and make salsa straight from the garden!
- 8 a.m.: Harvesting Potatoes
- 8:30 a.m.: Saving and Drying Herbs
- 9 a.m.: Salsa Making
- 9:30 a.m.: Corn-Husk Doll Creation
Connect with the country as you rise with animal keepers to see the first cow milking of the day. After milking, help feed the cows and greet the goats!
- 8:30 a.m.: Cow Milking
- 9 a.m.: Feed the Cows
- 8:30–10 a.m.: Greet the Goats
Meet the Farm-in-the-Zoo’s ponies and help keepers care for these pampered equines!
- 9 a.m.: “Just Hoof It” Pony Chat
- 9:30 a.m.: Pony Grooming
Zoo members: Remember to check our Special Member Appreciation Activities page for a full schedule of upcoming members-only events!
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Slideshow: Earth Day Members-Only Morning
Slideshow: Members-Only Morning at the Farm-in-the-Zoo
Slideshow: Members-Only Morning, South Side Edition