Children have the opportunity to experience a small bit of country within the city at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. Visitors will have the chance to see ponies, pigs, cows, and chickens. They can also participate in seasonal gardening demonstrations or greet goats in the goat contact yard. In the middle of the Farm-in-the-Zoo is a seasonal edible garden that offers children hands-on lessons about the origins of food.
The Dairy Barn at Farm-in-the-Zoo houses cows and goats, and provides guests with a chance to about the milking process. The Main Barn features interactive learning stations for visitors of all ages. Guests can experience the rumble of thunder, the crackle of lightning, and the rush of a tornado at the Farming and Weather station. Eggsplore the Nest allows visitors to experience "hatching out" of an oversized egg.
Pritzker Family Children's Zoo
The Pritzker Family Children's Zoo offers children a chance to walk through the woods and get up close and personal with animals from North America. This kid-friendly exhibit allows guests to get nose to nose with North American river otters, red wolves, American beavers, and black bears.
The Waterfowl Lagoon at Lincoln Park Zoo is home to swan gees and Chilean flamingos. The resounding calls and bright colors of the birds draw guests from throughout the zoo. Mudflats within the exhibit allow flamingos to be able to construct "mud towers" for nesting. Shelter from the winter cold is provided by the Flamingo Habitat's indoor warmth.
Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond
Lincoln Park Zoo began over 130 years ago with a pair of swans that were gifted to the zoo. Two Trumpeter swans still call the verdant Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond their home today, and serve as an ongoing reminder of the zoo's history of preserving wildlife. The scenic pond is also home to waterfowl. Photo:
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