Adults Night Out: ’90s Block Party

Thursday
Calendar Icon August 18
Clock Icon 6:30–10 p.m.
Clock Icon $15-25
Age Icon 18+

Overview

It’s adults only (18+) at the zoo’s second after-hours event of the summer. Join us to celebrate the ’90s, block-party style, among wildlife and gardens! Come dressed in your ’90s best for a good time with no kids or crowds—just strolling, sipping, and possibly getting a little too competitive with some lawn games.

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Activities

  • Double-dutch, playground games, and chalk art at Foreman Pavilion
  • Cornhole, foosball, giant Jenga, and giant Connect Four
  • A DJ playing your favorite ’90s hits
  • Animal chats and enrichment
  • Free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel
  • Cash bars and plenty of food for purchase
  • Plenty of spaces to stroll, sit, and sip with friends and family!
Member Discount

Lincoln Park Zoo embers receive 10% off General Admission tickets. Please enter the first three digits of your membership ID in the ‘Enter Promotional Code’ field to apply your member discount.

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Accessibility

It’s our responsibility to minimize barriers and ensure that everyone can fully experience the zoo. Our programs, spaces, and facilities are fully accessible to our visitors, volunteers, and staff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What parts of the zoo will be open, and will I see animals?

Adults Night Out will take place throughout Lincoln Park Zoo’s buildings and grounds.

Animals that live at Lincoln Park Zoo always have the choice to be indoors or out, in view of the public or not. This is a zoo policy that promotes positive animal welfare. We hope many animals will choose to be outside, but they may prefer to spend their evening indoors. Make sure to stop by animal habitats when they’re receiving enrichment (the schedule will be in your online program) for the highest likelihood of great animal viewing!

Is this event accessible?

Yes! To learn about accessibility at Lincoln Park Zoo, please visit lpzoo.org/accessibility.

What are the age restrictions for this event?

18+. No one under this age will be permitted into the event. All guests must have a ticket.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Maybe. If tickets remain available, a limited number will be for sale at zoo entrances. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, though, as this event always sells out quickly!

I am a member. How can I apply my membership benefits?

Members get 10 percent off registration for all zoo events. To redeem your member discount:

1. Click “REGISTER NOW” at the top of the website.

2. Click “TICKETS.”

3. In the top-right-hand corner, select “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE.”

4. Enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number.

5. Select “APPLY CODE.”

6. Select the number of tickets you need and proceed to checkout.

Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund? What happens if there is inclement weather?

All Lincoln Park Zoo event tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. If you are not able to make it to the event, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or family member. All events will be held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!

How do I enter the event and can I re-enter once checked in?

Enter the zoo at the East Gate on Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway (the zoo’s parking lot) or the West Gate at Stockton Drive and Webster Avenue. Tickets can be scanned on your smartphone or on a printed sheet of paper. Re-entry is not permitted

What items are prohibited at this event?

Lincoln Park Zoo has a strict policy of restricted items for this event. Bags will be checked by security at the gates. Please make note of the below items that are restricted for this event:

  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES
  • No water bottles, beverage containers, cans, or bottles
  • No folding chairs
  • No luggage of any kind
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • No coolers (unless medically required)
  • No illegal substances
  • No noisemakers or balloons
  • No Segways or motorized scooters
  • No thermal containers
  • No weapons
  • No remote-controlled aircrafts or drones
  • No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate

Alcohol purchased outside the zoo is prohibited, and we ask that you refrain from smoking tobacco and cannabis inside the gates for the health and safety of our animals and visitors. For more information, please consult our Code of Conduct.