October at Lincoln Park Zoo

Events — By Emma on October 1, 2011 at 5:59 am

What’s going on at the Zoo? Besides the perpetually-entertaining meerkats, October’s event calender is packed. Lincoln Park Zoo hosts an assortment of programs and activities on a regular basis. From sunrise yoga to trick-or-treating amongst exotic animals, it’s been long since the Endangered Species Carousel was the Zoo highlight.

Meerkats at Zoo.

Photo courtesy of author.

Autumn Animal photography, Oct 15

Zoo photographer John Kortas guides a workshop capturing Zoo life on film. His tactic is focusing less on the camera and learning the animal’s movement and behavior. Two sessions are designed specifically for digital SLR or point-and-shoot cameras. Price is $35. Digital SLR 8-11am; point-and-shoot 1-4pm. Register here.

Zoo Safari Tour, Oct 16

Safari and Zoologist-level members are offered free admission to Zoo Safari Tours, a new serious of guided tours Sept-Dec. This month’s themes: “Back from the Brink” examines endangered species around the world. You’ll come face-to-face with the Zoo’s successful conservation projects. For ages 9 and up at 10 am.

“Bedtime for All” explores animal behavior that signals the beginning or end of the day. While most of the animal kingdom winds down at nighttime, others start their day. For ages 5 and up at 3 pm. Tours fill up fast, but there is a wait list. Register here.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular, Oct 22

Celebrate Halloween with friends, family and curious critters. Learn about the inhabitants while collecting treats. Don’t forget the haunted house. Happening throughout the Zoo from noon-2pm. Event page.

The Edible Garden, Until Oct 31

Farm-in-the-Zoo brings children inside working farm-life. The Edible Garden gives hands-on lessons about food origins. Learn how to grow and prepare vegetables. The Garden is a time sensitive attraction ending this month. Weather permitting, the Garden is open Wed and Sat from 10am – 1pm. Event page.

October hours at Lincoln Park Zoo are 10am – 5pm.

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