The cooler weather might discourage you to visit some of Chicago’s great outdoor spaces but with Fall Fest it might be one of the best times to visit Lincoln Park Zoo.
This family friendly celebration of the harvest season comes with countless activities including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, fun slide, and animal encounters. Admission to the Fall Fest is free but there is a mixture of free and paid activities. Most activities can be done with the purchase of tickets. Ticket prices are 1 for $30, 10 for $27, and 20 for $51. Below are a list of paid and free activites along with a highlight of special events occurring during Fall Fest.
Inflatable Obstacle Course: 1 ticket
Fun Slide: 1 ticket
Lionel Train Adventure: 1 ticket
Pumpkin Bounce House: 1 ticket
AT&T Endangered Species Carousel: 1 ticket
Hay Mountain/Corn Maze: 1 ticket
Ferris Wheel: 2 tickets
Hay Ride: 1 tickets
Pumpkin Patch: Prices for white and orange pumpkins range from $2 to $.60/lb depending on the size and type of pumpkin
Daily Free Activities
Greet the Goats: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Feed the Cows: 10:30 a.m.
Seal Training and Feeding: 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
Meet an Animal: 11 a.m.
Pumpkin Play: 12:30–1:30 p.m
Great Ape Training Session: 1:30 p.m.
Free Flight Feeding: 2:30 p.m.
Lions: Pride of the Savanna: 3 p.m.
Bats: Friends, Not Foes: 3:30 p.m.
Edible Garden: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Red panda: Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. and Oct. 18 3 p.m.
Eastern black rhinoceros: Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.
Red Wolves: Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. and Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Fall Fest runs Friday through Sunday through Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 12. For more information visit lpzoo.org/events/calendar/fall-fest.