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Daily Programs

Lincoln Park Zoo’s daily free activities last approximately 10 minutes and are open to all ages. Some of this season’s activities are listed below; however, all programs are subject to change and cancellation due to animal needs, inclement weather, or to ensure public safety. Additional programs may happen spontaneously around the zoo at various times.

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Malott Family Penguin Encounters

Robert & Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove
Paid experience, Select dates May – October

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Seal Training & Feeding

Kovler Seal Pool
Free activity, 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m., Daily

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Gorillas stand in the Ape Exhibit.

Ape Cognition & Care

Regenstein Center for African Apes
Free activity, 1:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

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More Free Programs

Jamaican Iguana Care

Regenstein Small Mammal Reptile House
11:00 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

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Polar Bear Care

Walter Family Arctic Tundra
11:00 a.m., Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays starting May 26 through Labor Day

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Feed the Chickens

Farm in the Zoo, Chicken Habitat
11:00 a.m., Tuesdays through Sundays starting May 28 through Labor Day

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Feed the Cows

Farm in the Zoo, Dairy Barn
11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 28 through Labor Day

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Monkey Cognition

Regenstein Macaque Forest
11:30 a.m., Monday–Friday

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Giraffe Training

Regenstein African Journey, Outdoor Giraffe Training Wall
1:30 p.m., Fridays starting May 31 through Labor Day

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Penguin Feedings

Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove
2:00 p.m., Daily, ending December 1

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