Summer Fun at Lincoln Park Zoo

July 15, 2021

There’s no better way to spend the summer than at Lincoln Park Zoo! With zoo grounds in full bloom (check out the Lincoln Park Zoo tree map) and warmer weather and sunshine, it’s the perfect time to explore the zoo and visit the animals.

This summer, Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to offer a variety of exciting events—from Adults Night Out to Summer Wine Fest.

Discover what events are occurring at the zoo this summer, below:

Summer Wine FestJuly 31

Get ready to stroll, sip, and savor at Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Summer Wine Fest! This 21+ event features more than 50 different varieties of wine from 20 wineries. Enjoy an evening filled with delicious wine, the zoo’s lush gardens and animal habitats, and live music.

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Breakfast with the Animals Presented by NutellaAugust 21

Learn all about your favorite species over breakfast at the zoo! Dig into pancakes with Nutella at Bird’s Eye Bar & Grill, a stone’s throw from the zoo’s African Painted dog habitat. Discover the behaviors and social dynamics of this energetic species with Curator of Mammals Mike Murray.

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Adults Night Out: Summer Block PartyAugust 26

Look no further for your night out in Chicago! Join the zoo to celebrate block-party style among wildlife and gardens. No kids or crowds—just drinks, music, and possibly getting a little too competitive with some lawn games.

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Second Saturday Garden ToursSecond Saturday of each Month

Did you know the zoo is an accredited arboretum and has received national accreditation from the American Public Gardens Association for its herbaceous perennial hibiscus collection? Join fellow nature lovers for a guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems.

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Events help keep Lincoln Park Zoo free and open 365 days a year. To discover other happenings at the zoo, go to


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