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Fall Fest

Calendar Icon Fridays–Sundays September 30–October 30 and Monday, October 10
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dive into the wonderful world of autumn—from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage—with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest.

Upcoming Events

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Haunted History Tours 2022

Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween

Thursday, October 27

Get ready for a fang-tastic time at Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween!

Spooky Zoo

October 22

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

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October 5, 2022

Calendar Icon Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October
Calendar Icon 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Haunted History Tours 2022

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

October 6, 2022

Calendar Icon October 6, 8, 22, & 29, November 5
Calendar Icon Times Vary

Malott Family R.O.A.R Corps

Want to be a wildlife conservation champion? Are you passionate about protecting the planet? Lincoln Park Zoo invites you to join the Malott Family R.O.A.R. Corps, where you can learn to make a difference through Research, Observation, Action, and Restoration!

October 7, 2022

Calendar Icon Fridays–Sundays September 30–October 30 and Monday, October 10
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fall Fest

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn—from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage—with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest.

October 8, 2022

Calendar Icon Fridays–Sundays September 30–October 30 and Monday, October 10
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fall Fest

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn—from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage—with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest.

October 8, 2022

Calendar Icon October 6, 8, 22, & 29, November 5
Calendar Icon Times Vary

Malott Family R.O.A.R Corps

Want to be a wildlife conservation champion? Are you passionate about protecting the planet? Lincoln Park Zoo invites you to join the Malott Family R.O.A.R. Corps, where you can learn to make a difference through Research, Observation, Action, and Restoration!

October 9, 2022

Calendar Icon Fridays–Sundays September 30–October 30 and Monday, October 10
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fall Fest

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn—from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage—with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest.

October 10, 2022

Calendar Icon Fridays–Sundays September 30–October 30 and Monday, October 10
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fall Fest

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn—from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage—with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest.

October 11, 2022

Calendar Icon Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October
Calendar Icon 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Haunted History Tours 2022

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

October 12, 2022

Calendar Icon Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October
Calendar Icon 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Haunted History Tours 2022

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

October 13, 2022

Calendar Icon September 8, 29 and October 13
Calendar Icon 6:30–9 p.m

Campfire Nights

What do the animals do once the zoo gets dark? Can you hear bugs at Nature Boardwalk after the sun goes down? What constellations are visible over the zoo at night? Join us for a Campfire Night at the zoo and find out!

October 14, 2022

Calendar Icon Fridays–Sundays September 30–October 30 and Monday, October 10
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fall Fest

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn—from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage—with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest.

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 18, 2022

Calendar Icon Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October
Calendar Icon 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Haunted History Tours 2022

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

October 19, 2022

Calendar Icon Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October
Calendar Icon 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Haunted History Tours 2022

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

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!

October 22, 2022

Calendar Icon October 6, 8, 22, & 29, November 5
Calendar Icon Times Vary

Malott Family R.O.A.R Corps

Want to be a wildlife conservation champion? Are you passionate about protecting the planet? Lincoln Park Zoo invites you to join the Malott Family R.O.A.R. Corps, where you can learn to make a difference through Research, Observation, Action, and Restoration!

October 25, 2022

Calendar Icon Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October
Calendar Icon 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Haunted History Tours 2022

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

October 26, 2022

Calendar Icon Every Tuesday and Wednesday of October
Calendar Icon 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.

Haunted History Tours 2022

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

October 27, 2022

Calendar Icon Thursday, October 27
Calendar Icon 6:30–10 p.m.

Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween

Get ready for a fang-tastic time at Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween!

October 29, 2022

Calendar Icon October 6, 8, 22, & 29, November 5
Calendar Icon Times Vary

Malott Family R.O.A.R Corps

Want to be a wildlife conservation champion? Are you passionate about protecting the planet? Lincoln Park Zoo invites you to join the Malott Family R.O.A.R. Corps, where you can learn to make a difference through Research, Observation, Action, and Restoration!

November 5, 2022

Calendar Icon October 6, 8, 22, & 29, November 5
Calendar Icon Times Vary

Malott Family R.O.A.R Corps

Want to be a wildlife conservation champion? Are you passionate about protecting the planet? Lincoln Park Zoo invites you to join the Malott Family R.O.A.R. Corps, where you can learn to make a difference through Research, Observation, Action, and Restoration!

November 10, 2022

Calendar Icon Thursday, November 10
Calendar Icon 5:30 p.m.

ZooLA 2022

The Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo presents ZooLA 2022, Lincoln Park Zoo's premier live auction.

November 19, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 20, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 21, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 22, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 23, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 25, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 26, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 27, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 28, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 29, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

November 30, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 2, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 3, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 4, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 5, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 6, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 7, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 8, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 9, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 10, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 11, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 12, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 13, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 14, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 15, 2022

Calendar Icon Thursday, December 15
Calendar Icon 6:30–10 p.m.

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with Adults Night Out: Holidaze!

December 16, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 17, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 18, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 19, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 20, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 21, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 22, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 23, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 26, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 27, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 28, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 29, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 30, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 31, 2022

Calendar Icon Select Dates: November 19–January 1
Calendar Icon 4:30–10 p.m.

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

December 31, 2022

Calendar Icon Saturday, December 31
Calendar Icon 9 p.m.–1 a.m.

Zoo Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year within the glow of millions of lights at this 21+ event!