Sharing Lincoln Park Zoo’s Living Classroom
Research Apprenticeship Program
Chicago-area high school students can spend four weeks working alongside a Lincoln Park Zoo researcher and engaging in authentic research experiences.
Partners in Fieldwork
The zoo is working with Chicago-area high schools to collect wildlife monitoring data from urban school sites while partnering with the Urban Wildlife Institute to contribute to ongoing biodiversity studies.
Chicago Environmental Stewards
This immersive program has Chicago-area fifth graders explore urban nature and complete an environmental stewardship project.
Conservation Ambassadors Board
The Conservation Ambassadors Board will let Chicago teens learn about zoo conservation projects and then plan special events to share this work with peers!
Malott Family Zoo Intern Program (ZIP)
This innovative paid internship offers 10–20 Chicago public high-school students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while receiving training in public speaking, science and team-building.
Sensory Tour at Regenstein African Journey
Guests who are blind or who have low vision can request a free 30-minute guided sensory tour of Regenstein African Journey, a special experience that includes an overview of the animals in the building and their many adaptations.
DreamNight at the Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo’s DreamNight lets families with children with chronic healthcare needs visit the zoo, free of charge, for a one-of-a-kind experience. This invitation-only evening event featuresanimal feedings, face painting, entertainers and more.
Young Researchers Collaborative
Zoo educators collaborate with Chicago-area schools in a yearlong program aimed at empowering students to design and conduct original research projects. The partnership culminates in the annual Science Celebration held at Café Brauer.