Lincoln Park Zoo Greenlit for New Education Center
Feb20

Lincoln Park Zoo Greenlit for New Education Center

The Lincoln Park Zoo is going to build a new education center. Yesterday the Chicago Plan Commission approved the zoo’s request to build “a second story addition above the existing first floor area of an existing one and two story building.” Sharon Dewar, director of public relations for the zoo, sent along this description: The new Education Center will impact the future of informal education for cultural...

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Lincoln Park’s Coolest New Homes Are For Real Animals
May19

Lincoln Park’s Coolest New Homes Are For Real Animals

The newest residences being built in Lincoln Park are going to have butt-clenchingly strong air conditioning. The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the construction of new habitats for the Lincoln Park Zoo’s polar bears, and a new flock of endangered African penguins. The zoo will spend $22 million on “new, expansive digs” designed by The Portico Group in Seattle and Chicago’s Interactive Design...

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 9
Dec13

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 9

What’s better than a huge Christmas lights display?  A free Christmas lights display.  Zoo Lights is going on at the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the after dark event is totally gratis.  You won’t see a lot of animals, but some still prowl in the darkness.  We’ve seen a bear, a wolf, and some kind of big cat stalking around the enclosures by the light of Old Saint Nick. This year there are some new light displays, so if you...

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Zoo Lights
Dec26

Zoo Lights

If you haven’t been to Zoo Lights this year yet, you still have a chance.  Even though Christmas has passed, the event is still going on every night until January 1st.  A lot of people think it ends before Christmas, so now’s a good time to go to avoid the crowds. There’s a video with some clips from the event above, and a photo gallery below.  We didn’t get a chance to go last year, but this year’s...

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (2009 edition, part 6)

Crews are festooning the trees at the Lincoln Park Zoo (North Stockton Street at Webster Street) with lights in anticipation of this year’s Zoo Lights event.  It’s another great way to show your kids that Christmas doesn’t come in a box, and that Christmas spirit can be had for...

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