Transport your guests to a Midwestern family farm experience in the middle of Chicago! The Farm-in-the-Zoo makes a charming choice for rustic dinners and receptions (especially of the “farm-to-table” variety). Situated along another idyllic marvel—Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo’s prairie pond ecosystem—the farm buildings, including a classic Main Barn, ranch- style Farmhouse and Dairy Barn, surround the seasonal crops of the Edible Garden. Unlike the rest of the zoo’s animal exhibits, those here are fully interactive. Guests can feed cows, pet goats and see chickens, pigs, rabbits and ponies up-close!
Tenting estimates: $4,800–$10,000