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Featured Event

Movie Fest Presented by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Calendar Icon Friday, September 16
Calendar Icon 6–11 p.m.
Meet Chicago’s newest, coolest cinema with Movie Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo! Prowl on over and make CATS an interactive experience, or grab your cubs and go VIP with KING OF THE JUNGLE tickets to see THE LION KING next to a real pride of lions!

Upcoming Events

Adults Night Out: ’90s Block Party

Thursday, August 18

Get ready to celebrate the summer in style with Adults Night Out: ‘90s Block Party!

Second Saturday Garden Tours

Second Saturday Each Month: July–October

Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. 

World Lion Day

Wednesday, August 10

Join Lincoln Park Zoo for chats, animal enrichment, and special activities throughout the day.

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August 13, 2022

Calendar Icon Second Saturday Each Month: July–October
Calendar Icon 10–11 a.m.

Second Saturday Garden Tours

Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. 

August 13, 2022

Calendar Icon Saturdays, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 30, August 13 & 27
Calendar Icon 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m.

Campout at the Zoo

Camp from the comfort of your own home, whether pitching a tent in your backyard or building a fort in your living room.

August 18, 2022

Calendar Icon Thursday, August 18
Calendar Icon 6:30–10 p.m.

Adults Night Out: ’90s Block Party

Get ready to celebrate the summer in style with Adults Night Out: ‘90s Block Party!

August 26, 2022

Calendar Icon Friday, August 26
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

World African Painted Dog Day

Join Lincoln Park Zoo for chats, animal enrichment, and special activities throughout the day.

August 27, 2022

Calendar Icon Saturdays, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 30, August 13 & 27
Calendar Icon 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m.

Campout at the Zoo

Camp from the comfort of your own home, whether pitching a tent in your backyard or building a fort in your living room.

September 10, 2022

Calendar Icon Second Saturday Each Month: July–October
Calendar Icon 10–11 a.m.

Second Saturday Garden Tours

Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. 

September 16, 2022

Calendar Icon Friday, September 16
Calendar Icon 6–11 p.m.

Movie Fest Presented by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Meet Chicago’s newest, coolest cinema with Movie Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo! Prowl on over and make CATS an interactive experience, or grab your cubs and go VIP with KING OF THE JUNGLE tickets to see THE LION KING next to a real pride of lions!

September 22, 2022

Calendar Icon Thursday, September 22
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

World Rhino Day

Join Lincoln Park Zoo for chats, animal enrichment, and special activities throughout the day.

September 24, 2022

Calendar Icon Saturday, September 22
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

World Gorilla Day

Join Lincoln Park Zoo for chats, animal enrichment, and special activities throughout the day.

October 8, 2022

Calendar Icon Second Saturday Each Month: July–October
Calendar Icon 10–11 a.m.

Second Saturday Garden Tours

Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. 

October 16, 2022

Calendar Icon Sunday, October 16
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Red Wolf Awareness Week

Join Lincoln Park Zoo for chats, animal enrichment, and special activities throughout the day.

October 22, 2022

Calendar Icon October 22
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Spooky Zoo

This family-friendly event returns to offer a safe alternative trick-or-treating throughout Lincoln Park Zoo!