During Virtual Spring Break Camp, Lincoln Park Zoo educators will lead campers through a variety of activities that explore the fun and fascinating world of animals. Each camp day is independent and has a different theme, so campers can choose which days to attend.
All campers will explore the same themes each day but will participate in different hands-on activities appropriate to their age.
Gift Cards for Zoo Programs
Share the love of wildlife by purchasing a gift card for select Lincoln Park Zoo programs! Purchase one for your child’s class or the animal-lover in your life. Gift cards are valid for virtual and in-person camps (prek–8), Malott Family Penguin Encounters (ages 6 and older), Zoo Investigations (preK–5), and Zoo Explorers (preK–8).
A limited number of scholarships are available for Lincoln Park Zoo’s Virtual Spring Break Camp.
Dates & Themes
Monday, March 29: Grasslands
Adventure across the Great Plains and explore the rich biodiversity at the center of America. Learn about creatures large and small, from prairie dogs to bison that have been saved from the brink of extinction!
Tuesday, March 30: Wetlands
Did you know wetlands are some of the most important ecosystems on the planet? Get your feet wet and explore these special places that provide habitats for countless plants and animals, like turtles, storks, and dragonflies.
Wednesday, March 31: North Woods
Step into the shoes of a field researcher by tracking and analyzing the signs and signals of animals in the North Woods of the United States and Canada. Investigate the behavior of black bears, moose, otters, and other creatures that live among the tall trees.
Thursday, April 1: Tropical Rainforest
Head to South America to discover the most biologically diverse place on Earth: the Amazon rainforest! Discover what makes the Amazon so unique and why so many different species—like sloths, frogs, and tamarins— make their home there.
Friday, April 2: Tundra
Learn about the special adaptations that help animals brave the harsh climate of the tundra. How can heavy polar bears walk across ice without falling through? How do snowy owls keep themselves warm? Find the answers to these and other questions as you explore the coldest of all biomes.