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Calendar & Events

Featured Event

Fall at the Zoo

Calendar Icon Thursday, October 1–Sunday, November 1
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
‘Gourd’-ge yourself on free harvest fun at Lincoln Park Zoo! This year, in order to prioritize safety as you celebrate the joys, smells, and colors of autumn, we’ve reimagined our seasonal offerings.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Craft Brews at the Zoo

September 18 & 19

Savor a selection of craft beers at this sixth annual beer tasting hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events!

Baby western lowland gorilla lying with mom in exhibit

Breakfast with the Animals: Great Apes

Sunday, September 20

Learn about western lowland gorillas during this one-of-a-kind breakfast at the zoo's Foreman Pavilion or virtually from the comfort of your own home.

Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow

Thursday, October 29

Enjoy seasonal activities—such as a corn maze, a pumpkin walk, a haunted trail, themed food, and seasonal cocktails—at this unique after-hours experience.

Events

September 26 2020

Calendar Icon Saturdays: September 19–October 31
Calendar Icon 6–9 p.m.

Zoo Nights

Enjoy fall décor, food and beverage by Levy Restaurants, and a family-friendly outdoor experience on crisp, clear, Chicago autumn nights.

October 03 2020

Calendar Icon Saturdays: September 19–October 31
Calendar Icon 6–9 p.m.

Zoo Nights

Enjoy fall décor, food and beverage by Levy Restaurants, and a family-friendly outdoor experience on crisp, clear, Chicago autumn nights.

October 06 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 07 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 10 2020

Calendar Icon Saturdays: September 19–October 31
Calendar Icon 6–9 p.m.

Zoo Nights

Enjoy fall décor, food and beverage by Levy Restaurants, and a family-friendly outdoor experience on crisp, clear, Chicago autumn nights.

October 10 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 13 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 14 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 17 2020

Calendar Icon Saturdays: September 19–October 31
Calendar Icon 6–9 p.m.

Zoo Nights

Enjoy fall décor, food and beverage by Levy Restaurants, and a family-friendly outdoor experience on crisp, clear, Chicago autumn nights.

October 17 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 20 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 21 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 24 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 24 2020

Calendar Icon Saturdays: September 19–October 31
Calendar Icon 6–9 p.m.

Zoo Nights

Enjoy fall décor, food and beverage by Levy Restaurants, and a family-friendly outdoor experience on crisp, clear, Chicago autumn nights.

October 27 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 28 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

October 29 2020

Calendar Icon Thursday, October 29
Calendar Icon 6:30–10 p.m.

Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow

Enjoy seasonal activities—such as a corn maze, a pumpkin walk, a haunted trail, themed food, and seasonal cocktails—at this unique after-hours experience.

October 31 2020

Calendar Icon Saturdays: September 19–October 31
Calendar Icon 6–9 p.m.

Zoo Nights

Enjoy fall décor, food and beverage by Levy Restaurants, and a family-friendly outdoor experience on crisp, clear, Chicago autumn nights.

October 31 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: October 6–31
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Join Adam Selzer—author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours—for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.

November 21 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 22 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 23 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 24 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 25 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 27 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 28 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 29 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

November 30 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 02 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 03 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 04 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 05 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 06 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 07 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 08 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 09 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 10 2020

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

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Enjoy millions of LED lights, seasonal drinks, an enchanted forest, music, and bars throughout the zoo at this unique after-hours experience.

December 11 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 12 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 13 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 14 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 15 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 16 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 17 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 18 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 19 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 20 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 21 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 22 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 23 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 26 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 27 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 28 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 29 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 30 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

December 31 2020

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

January 01 2021

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

January 02 2021

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

January 03 2021

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 21–January 3
Calendar Icon 4–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.