Zoo Club

Zoo Club

Every other Thursday (see dates below)

6-7:30 p.m.


Ages 13-18


Zoo Club is a free opportunity for teens to engage with Lincoln Park Zoo remotely while building animal care, community-building, and conservation skills. Zoo Club’s digital sessions connect students with zoo experts, allow them to practice new skills, and help them meet other conservation-minded teens.

Scheduled dates for winter and spring 2024 are: January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 7, March 14, and April 11. Admission is rolling, so you can register at any time. The sooner you register, the more programs you can attend!

More Information


To be eligible to participate you must:

  • Be a high school student anywhere in the world (ages 13-18)
  • Have access to an internet-connected device
  • Fill out this Eventbrite registration with your parent/guardian present to give their permission for your participation
  • Join our Remind group to receive text updates about sessions



During ZooClub Participants will:

  • Learn about animals and the environment from experts
  • Chat with zoo staff, including zookeepers, horticulturists, and scientists
  • Discuss hot topics in animal science and environmental news
  • Hear from zoo teen programs alumni who offer college and career advice
  • Hang out and play fun games like zoo trivia
  • Collect data about urban wildlife through BioBlitzes
  • Experience a whole lot more!

Topics and activities for spring 2024 include: a recap of 2023 conservation issues and news, “What Does a Zoo Do?,” World Pangolin Day, inclusion and accessibility advocacy in zoos, and an advice panel with current college students.

Time Commitment

We host two sessions per month on Thursdays from 6–7:30 p.m. CT via Zoom. Participants will leave each session with some new knowledge or skill.

This is a school-year program with no attendance requirements and sessions are always voluntary. The fall semester runs from September to December and the spring semester runs from January to April.



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Can I participate if I don’t live in Chicago?

Yes! One of the advantages of online sessions is meeting teens from everywhere. Teens who live all over the world are welcome to participate!

How will Lincoln Park Zoo communicate with me/my teen?

An email will be sent directly to teens with information on how to join our Remind group, which will be used for announcements about session schedules.

How should I request accommodations?

Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to working with participants and their families to create an environment where all participants, with and without disabilities, can engage in programs together. To discuss accommodations, please contact CJ Greco at cgreco@lpzoo.org.


If you have questions about the program or any of the information below, please email CJ Greco at cgreco@lpzoo.org

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