Chimpanzee in exhibit

Calendar & Events

Featured Event

Spring Egg-Stravaganza

Toddler picking up a plastic egg of the ground with a full Easter basket.

Saturday, March 30

Join us on March 30 for an egg-citing morning full of egg hunts and outdoor activities for children ages 1-12.
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Upcoming Events

Spring Egg-Stravaganza

Saturday, March 30

Join us for an “egg-“citing morning at your zoo, full of egg hunts and outdoor activities for children ages 1–12. Take photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy music, chats with zoo experts, and more!

Run for the Zoo 2024

Sunday, June 2

For more than four decades, runners of all levels and abilities have supported Lincoln Park Zoo with Run for the Zoo, now in its 46th year! Run for the Zoo makes it easy for anyone—from toddlers to elite athletes—to help support their favorite species at the zoo and save them in the wild.

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Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo

Saturday, June 15

Savor the flavor of more than 100 craft beers and ciders at Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual tasting evening!


LEAP: Learn, Explore, and Play

Select Dates September 20–November 18

Join us for a morning of investigating and exploring the natural world through play. Children guide the way as they choose whether to dig in the dirt, manipulate loose parts, create a collaborative work of art, or settle in with a story underneath a canopy of colorful fabric.

Play! at Farm-in-the-Zoo

Wednesdays, July 5 – September 27

From sorting pinecones to digging in smooth seeds, children ages 1–5 will explore the sights, smells, and textures that nature has to offer during this free, open-ended experience.

Campout at the Zoo

Saturdays, June 10, July 8 & 22, & 29, August 12 & 26

Interested in seeing Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals after hours? Join us for Saturday evening only or the overnight campout!

Lincoln Park Zoo X River North Fests

Come for a cocktail, stay for a roaring good time. 21+ only.
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Lincoln Park Zoo’s Annual 21+ Series: Adults Night Out

Here’s your chance to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close! No kids. No crowds. Just strolling and sipping and getting some much-needed outdoor time in one of Chicago’s most beautiful places.

Adults Night Out: Pride Party (21+)


Adults Night Out: Summer Spectacular (21+)


Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween (21+)


Adults Night Out: Holidaze (21+)


Wildlife Awareness Days 2023

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

Earth Day

April 22

Arbor Day

April 28

Endangered Species Day

May 19

World Giraffe Day

June 21

Pollinator Week Celebration

June 23

World Chimpanzee Day

July 14

Arctic Sea Ice Day

July 15

World Lion Day

August 10

World African Painted Dog Day

August 26

World Rhino Day

September 22

World Gorilla Day

September 24

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