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These are only recommendations. It’s easy to see a lot in an hour or day at the zoo, whether you want to visit the polar bears or just experience one of Chicago’s best skyline views at Nature Boardwalk.Remember: to promote positive animal welfare, animals may choose to spend time in areas that are out of public view.
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Little Explorers Tour

Take in the world of wildlife with experiences designed for families with children.

Exhibits: Farm-in-the-Zoo

Opened in 1964 and renovated in 2002, Farm-in-the-Zoo incorporates domestic farm animals and play-based learning stations to create a welcome space for first encounters with and exploration within the natural world.
Farm-in-the-Zoo
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Attractions: Lionel Train Adventure

Ticket purchase required. Open seasonally.

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Exhibits: Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo

Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo blends expert animal care, interactive learning elements, and tactile experiences to teach visitors of all ages about the interdependency of living things.
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Little Explorers Tour: South Lawn

An open, grassy space to relax and enjoy the day outdoors.

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Little Explorers Tour: Treetop Canopy Climbing Adventure

This year-round platform climber is designed to mimic a tree canopy and will give children a feel for the arboreal lifestyle.

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Little Explorers Tour: Wild Sapling Play Forest

Climb a log tower, burrow through an above-ground tunnel of sculpted metal vines, and navigate a zigzagging balance beam interspersed with tree-stump platforms.

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