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Little Explorers

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

Farm-in-the-Zoo

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.
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Lionel Train Adventure

Ticket purchase required. Open seasonally.

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McCormick Bird House

McCormick Bird House
Birds from the tropics, seashores, forests, wetlands, and savannas all have room to roost at McCormick Bird House.
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Park Place Café

Choose from Mexican, Italian, grilled grub, sandwiches, and ice cream at this indoor food court. Nursing rooms in lower level. Open year-round.

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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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Regenstein Center for African Apes

Regenstein Center for African Apes
The award-winning, state-of-the art Regenstein Center for African Apes features naturalistic indoor and outdoor living space for endangered chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas.
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Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House

Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House
The 32,000-square-foot Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House features about 200 small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds all coexisting in naturalistic, mixed-species habitats.
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South Lawn

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

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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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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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