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Lincoln Park Zoo

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2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States

October 2017

Fall Fest

October 13, 2017
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2017

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

Harvest some fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo's third annual Fall Fest! This free, family-friendly celebration features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle course and more. Fall Fest also includes animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for sale, pumpkin carvers, and fall-themed enrichment for the animals! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission Tickets for rides can be purchased at Lincoln Park Zoo ($3 for…

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Spooky Zoo Spectacular

October 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

Spooky Zoo Spectacular 2017, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, will give children the opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a free, safe, and family-friendly environment. This year’s celebration will mark the 31st anniversary of this beloved Halloween-themed celebration!

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November 2017

ZooLights

November 24, 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until January 7, 2018

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

NOVEMBER 24–26, DECEMBER 1–3, 8–23, 26–31; JANUARY 1–7, 2018 4:30–9 p.m. FESTIVE ACTIVITIES Photos with Santa (through December 23 before he heads back to the North Pole) 3D displays Warm spiced wine and frosty lager Delicious holiday snacks Holiday gift shopping Live ice-sculpture carving Carousel, train, ferris wheel, Light Maze, Undersea Adventure & Polar Journey experiences Musical light shows at Winter Wonderlawn Candy Cane Lane and more than 100 giant themed displays 3D holiday specs while supplies last Free crafts…

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February 2018

Easter EggStravaganza

February 23, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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$21.50 – $55

Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basket full of fun family activities! Highlights include: Breakfast buffet (menu below) Photos with the Easter bunny Multiple egg hunts for different age groups Free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure Craft making Outdoor activities Music to get you hopping 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Ages 13 and older: $25 ($22.50 for Lincoln Park Zoo members) Ages 1–12: $35 ($31.50 for Lincoln Park Zoo members) Ages 12 months and…

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December 2018

ZooLights

December 7, 2018, 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until January 6, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Free

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ The most wonderful time of year deserves the most wonderful type of event. ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo has been Chicago’s holiday tradition for 24 years. The one-of-a-kind experience offers fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebrations that feature luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities…all under the glow of 2.5 million lights! 4:30-9 p.m. November 2018: 23, 24, 25 and 30 December 2018: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,…

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July 2019

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab

July 25, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Free

Location: Foreman Pavilion BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows. Hosted by the WTTW Kids Lab Guys, children will be inspired to discover their own BIG IDEAS using our very own recipe of Wonder, Watch & Learn More! The exciting show…

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August 2019

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab

August 29, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Free

Location: Foreman Pavilion BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows. Hosted by the WTTW Kids Lab Guys, children will be inspired to discover their own BIG IDEAS using our very own recipe of Wonder, Watch & Learn More! The exciting show…

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