Old photo of Lincoln Park Zoo

Virtual Haunted History Tours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Calendar Icon October 6–31
Clock Icon 7 p.m.
Tours last 45–60 minutes
Clock Icon $15
$13.50 for Zoo Members
Age Icon Ages 16+
Old photo of Lincoln Park Zoo

Overview

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. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

In-person tours may be available during the week of Halloween, pending city and state guidelines. Check back for updates.

Haunted History Tour Dates

Tour Guide: Adam Selzer

Adam Selzer is the host of Mysterious Chicago tours, and the author of such books as Ghosts of Chicago, Mysterious Chicago, and H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil. He appears regularly on the History Channel, Travel Channel, and many podcasts and radio shows. Look for his ghost tours, cemetery tours, and other historical tours year-round.

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Member Discount

Zoo members: to apply your discount, please enter the first three digits of your membership ID in the “Enter Promotional Code” field when purchasing tickets.

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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

How do I log in?

You will receive a Zoom link and unique password, via your registered email address, within two hours of your tour. Please click the provided link and enter your password 5-10 minutes before the experience begins. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room and will automatically gain access to the tour as it begins. If you see the “Waiting for the Host to Start the Meeting” message, the experience hasn’t begun yet, which gives you time to test your audio.

You can access Zoom via PC/Mac/Android/iPhone—however, we strongly encourage you to check your settings in advance before attempting to join the virtual tour. To ensure a smooth virtual experience, you should have a secure internet connection.

You will be muted upon entry and will not be allowed to unmute or share your screen with others in the group. The best way to experience the tour is through the “Speaker View” option, which will appear in the top-right-hand side of your Zoom screen.

For more resources regarding zoom, please visit zoom.us/resources.

Will I see animals?

No. While this experience will be live streamed from areas surrounding Lincoln Park Zoo, the tour will not take place within view of animal habitats.

Can I ask the host a question?

Yes! Your question will be sent to the host of the meeting, who will try to get through as many as possible at the conclusion of the tour. If you have a follow up question that was not addressed, please email us at events@lpzoo.org and we will try our best to reply with the answer.

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

To redeem your member discount, please follow the below steps:

  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 wish to purchase.
  7. Proceed to checkout.

Can tickets be traded, transferred, or refunded?

If you cannot attend your tour, you can give your ticket to a friend or family member. However, refunds will not be available.