Fall Fest Returns to Lincoln Park Zoo

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It’s still not cold enough to be locked indoors, so enjoy the outdoors and the changing of colors as much as possible at Fall Fest in Lincoln Park Zoo.

This family friendly celebration of the harvest season comes with countless activities including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, fun slide, hay mountain, and animal encounters. Admission to the Fall Fest is free, but there is a variety of free and paid activities. Most activities can be done with the purchase of tickets. Ticket prices are one for $3, 10 for $27, and 20 for $51. Below are a list of paid and free activities along with a highlight of special events occurring during Fall Fest.

Paid Activities
Inflatable Obstacle Course: 1 ticket
Fun Slide: 1 ticket
Face Painting/Caricatures: Prices vary
Kiddie Village: 1 ticket
Lionel Train Adventure: 1 ticket
Pumpkin Bounce House: 1 ticket
AT&T Endangered Species Carousel: 1 ticket
Hay Mountain/Corn Maze/Corn Pool: 1 ticket
Ferris Wheel: 2 tickets
Tractor Ride: 1 tickets
Frog Hopper: 1 ticket
Animal Enrichment Workshop: 1 ticket, Sundays, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m
Pumpkin Patch: Prices vary

Daily Free Activities
Greet the Goats: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Feed the Cows: 10:30 a.m.
Meet an Animal: 11 a.m.
Ape Cognition and Care: 1:30 p.m.
Seal Training and Feeding:  2 p.m.
Free Flight Feeding: 2:30 p.m.
Bats: Friends, Not Foes: 3:30 p.m.

Special Highlights
Snow Leopard: Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. 11 a.m.
Eastern black rhinoceros: Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.
Sichuan Takin: Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Red Panda: Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.

Fall Fest runs Friday through Sunday through Oct. 30 at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St. It will also be open on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. For more information visit lpzoo.org/fall-fest.


Written By Joel Mora

Joel Mora is editor at Concierge Preferred. Born and raised in Miami, Fl., Joel has slowly ate, drank, and explored his way up north refining all his senses to prepare for the stampede of delicious dining, notorious nightlife, stellar shopping, and captivating culture that calls Chicago home. In the wild he’ll be the red-bearded Cuban with a Lagunitas IPA in his hand.

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