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Calendar & Events

Featured Event

Craft Brews at the Zoo

Calendar Icon September 18 & 19
Calendar Icon 6:30–10:30 p.m.
Savor a selection of craft beers at this sixth annual beer festival hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events!

Upcoming Events

Red wolf in exhibit

Virtual Meet-and-Greet with a Lincoln Park Zoo Animal

August 8 & 22

Learn about a specific animal group—from their habits and diets to their general personality traits—from one of our animal curators.

Animal Care staff tending to Chilean flamingo

Breakfast with the Animals: Big & Small, Our Vets Care for All

Sunday, August 9

Join Lincoln Park Zoo's veterinary team as they share the challenges and successes of caring for the largest and smallest creatures across the zoo!

Guests crossing the Main Mall during Night at the Zoo

Night at the Zoo

Saturday, September 12

Experience the zoo's diverse animals and beautiful gardens, with beer or wine in hand, during this adults-only event.

Events

August 08 2020

Calendar Icon August 8 & 22
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.

Virtual Meet-and-Greet with a Lincoln Park Zoo Animal

Learn about a specific animal group—from their habits and diets to their general personality traits—from one of our animal curators.

August 09 2020

Calendar Icon Sunday, August 9
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–noon

Breakfast with the Animals: Big & Small, Our Vets Care for All

Join Lincoln Park Zoo's veterinary team as they share the challenges and successes of caring for the largest and smallest creatures across the zoo!

August 19 2020

Calendar Icon Wednesday, August 19
Calendar Icon 7 p.m.

Virtual Speed Dating with Lincoln Park Zoo

Find the person you’re meant to find while learning interesting mating facts from across the animal kingdom.

August 22 2020

Calendar Icon August 1 & 2 or 22 & 23
Calendar Icon Saturday: 6:30–9 p.m. & Sunday: 8–8:30 a.m.

Virtual 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 22 2020

Calendar Icon August 8 & 22
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.

Virtual Meet-and-Greet with a Lincoln Park Zoo Animal

Learn about a specific animal group—from their habits and diets to their general personality traits—from one of our animal curators.

September 12 2020

Calendar Icon Saturday, September 12
Calendar Icon 6:30–11 p.m.

Night at the Zoo

Experience the zoo's diverse animals and beautiful gardens, with beer or wine in hand, during this adults-only event.

September 18 2020

Calendar Icon September 18 & 19
Calendar Icon 6:30–10:30 p.m.

Craft Brews at the Zoo

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

September 19 2020

Calendar Icon September 18 & 19
Calendar Icon 6:30–10:30 p.m.

Craft Brews at the Zoo

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

September 20 2020

Calendar Icon Sunday, September 20
Calendar Icon 10 a.m.–noon

Breakfast with the Animals: Great Apes

Learn about western lowland gorillas with exclusive access to Regenstein Center for African Apes during this one-of-a-kind breakfast.

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 event.

December 08 2020

Calendar Icon Tuesday, December 8
Calendar Icon 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Holiday Market

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the zoo! Explore the only holiday market in the city set against the backdrop of 2.5 million holiday lights!

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 event.