Free Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest This Weekend

Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo’s third annual Fall Fest in Chicago! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals. Fall Fest also includes ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle courses and more.


Free admission

Tickets for rides can be purchased at Lincoln Park Zoo ($3 for one ticket, $27 for 10, $51 for 20)
Pumpkins will be available for sale daily September 29-October 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Joining us on Saturday, October 28? Bring your best costume for Spooky Zoo Spectacular!


Lincoln Park Zoo members, look for an email with a coupon to save $2 on any pack of 10 or 20 tickets! Coupon must be printed and then presented at time of purchase. Members who don’t receive email may contact


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photo: Courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo



Download the Fall Fest Program and Map in English

Descarga la Programa y Mapa en Español / Download the Program and Map in Spanish



Includes animal enrichment viewing and animal chat schedules. Download our Free Weekly Activity programs:

Friday, September 29–Sunday, October 1

Friday, October 6–Sunday, October 8 & Monday, October 9

Friday, October 13–Sunday, October 15

Friday, October 20–Sunday, October 22

Friday, October 27–Sunday, October 29

Joining us on Saturday, October 29? Bring your best costume for Spooky Zoo Spectacular!


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