Established in 1868 with a gift of four swans from New York’s Central Park, The Lincoln Park Zoo has evolved into a 35-acre establishment that houses 200 species from across the globe. Home to a collection of over 1,100 animals, the zoo is also involved in programs centered around conservation, education, and protection of these species. Each December, thousands of visitors flock to the ZooLights event, a festive holiday experience that illuminates the zoo at night. All of this is located just a few miles from downtown Chicago.
Our scavenger hunt includes eight engaging tasks that cover all corners of the zoo, such as the Nature Boardwalk and Farm-in-the-Zoo. Certain tasks will involve photography, so make sure to post these pictures - and any others you capture during your visit - on social media using the hashtag #LPZooScavHunt. Also, remember to tag us at @eATLAS!
The zoo is accessible all year round, opening at 8 AM and closing at 5 PM on weekdays, with extended hours to 7 PM on holidays. Admission is always free.
- Access to Lincoln Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt on eATLAS app
- 2200 N Cannon Dr - In this Scavenger Hunt, you’ll use our mobile app to travel all over Lincoln Park Zoo to learn about the history of the 35-acre space that houses 1,100 animals, and compete against other players on the Leaderboard to decide who is the best scavenger hunter in Chicago! Just download the app on Google Play or the Apple App store and get started today, tomorrow, or whenever convenient for you. Recommended hours to complete this Adventure are between 8am-5pm.You can pause and restart the Lincoln Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt at any time.
To complete this Adventure just follow the prompts, clues and hints from within the Lincoln Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt on the eATLAS mobile app. You will NOT be meeting a guide for this Adventure as it is self-guided. Remember to review the “Before you go” info for details on how to download and start the Scavenger Hunt. Happy Hunting!
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.