Lincoln Park Zoo is offering a summer of fun events for party animals, animal lovers and anyone who wants to explore Chicago’s great outdoors. Here’s what’s happening:
Zoovies at the Zoo
New this year is Lincoln Park Zoo’s free outdoor film series “Zoovies” kicking off Tuesday June 18 on the zoo’s South Lawn overlooking the Swan Pond. Here’s the season schedule: Clueless (June 18), Raiders of the Lost Ark (July 16), and Zoolander (August 13). 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Jammin’ at the Zoo
Jammin’ at the Zoo is back with Plain White T’s on June 22 and Michael Franti & Spearhead on July 26. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $24 for adults and $13 for children 12 and under at the zoo’s Gateway Pavilion, online or by phone at 312-742-2283. Plan to arrive early for the best seats.
Twilight Safari, an after hours adventure at the zoo, offers a guided tour of the zoo with a horticulturist and an animal expert. See the gardens, the animals and observe zoo residents like the big cats who become most active at dusk. Tours are offered: June 26, July 24, August 28, or September 25. Twilight Safari is appropriate for ages 16 and up and is $13 ($10 for zoo members). 6-7:30 p.m.
Salsa at the Zoo
Salsa at the Zoo is an adult evening featuring live Latin music from Chicago’s top salsa bands. Salsa evenings will be offered: Thursdays, July 25, August 29, and September 26, from 6 – 9 p.m.; tickets are $20 ($17 for zoo members), and registration closes two days prior to the event.
Yoga at the Zoo
Hour-long adult yoga courses are offered every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m. from June to September. Classes for mini yogis ages 2 – 5 and their accompanying adults are offered every Tuesday from June to September at 10 a.m. The drop-in rate for all individual classes is $20. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water. Lincoln Park Zoo has some child-sized mats available on a first come, first served basis.
Lincoln Park Zoo is located at 2001 N. Clark St. Phone (312-742-2283)
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