Today at Lincoln Park Zoo

Today at Lincoln Park Zoo

9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday)
Edible Garden
Learn where your food comes from! Volunteers from Chicago’s Green City Market share the latest garden activities—and goodies—in the heart of the Farm-in-the-Zoo.

10 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Cow Milking
See how a typical family farm combines rural life with modern technology to milk its Holstein dairy cows.

10:30 a.m.
Seal Training and Feeding
Kovler Sea Lion Pool
Looking to connect to the aquatic world? Watch keepers as they train and care for the zoo’s harbor seals.

11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Friday–Sunday)
Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo
Sculpture Show Guided Tour
Enjoy a free, guided tour of the zoo’s current sculpture exhibition! Tours start at Gateway Pavilion near the East Gate.

11 a.m.
Meet an Animal
Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House
From nose to tail, scales to fur, the zoo’s ambassador animals offer a hands-on connection with wildlife.

11:40 a.m.
Snow Monkey Science
Regenstein Macaque Forest
Monkeys using computers? Learn how touch-screens will let scientists study how snow monkeys think.

1:30 p.m.
Great Ape Training Session
Regenstein Center for African Apes
Join us at Regenstein Center for African Apes to see how gorillas and chimpanzees participate in their own care.

2 p.m.
Seal Training and Feeding
Kovler Sea Lion Pool
Looking to connect to the aquatic world? Watch keepers as they train and care for the zoo’s harbor seals.

2:30 p.m.
Free Flight Feeding
McCormick Bird House
View birds from around the world as they flock together during this live feeding.

Please see Gateway Pavilion or signs at the front of each building for additional zoo activities taking place during your visit.

All programs are subject to cancellation due to animal needs or inclement weather.

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We’ll See You at Story Time!

Story Time delights young audiences with silly songs and tall tales every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 and 10 a.m. at the Main Barn in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo.

Targeted to children six and younger, this fun activity employs engaging techniques to teach about the alphabet, numbers, colors and animals. Join Mr. Singer as he performs original songs while the wee ones dance and sing along.

Story Time is made possible through a generous gift from the estate of Deanna Mannix Mitzenmacher.

Please note: Story Time will not take place July 3, November 25, November 27, December 23, December 25 or January 1.

Learn More

Seal Training and Feeding
What do the zoo’s harbor seals learn in their daily training sessions? Curator of Mammals Mark Kamhout offers an inside look in this special video.

Lincoln Park Zoo visitors can learn fun facts about animals with daily hands-on encounters with wildlife.

Meet An Animal
The daily Meet an Animal activity lets zoo visitors learn fun facts while touching the rough plates of a La Plata three-banded armadillo or other ambassador animals.

A fresh, fishy snack makes for an encouraging rewarding during daily seal training and enrichment sessions.

Seal Enrichment Slideshow
Twice a day the zoo’s harbor seals participate in voluntary training sessions—and receive scaly treats for doing so! See the process with a special slideshow.

Special Member Appreciation Activities

Lincoln Park Zoo members can show off their membership card to take part in exclusive member appreciation activities!

Bonus Extras for the Zoo’s Strongest Supporters
Members—get the most out of your visit! Experience the zoo as only members can.