Lincoln Park Zoo Challenge

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Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614

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Join us for an after-hours, all-adult scavenger hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo! You and your team can dress in costume, solve clues, compete for awesome prizes—and see the zoo like never before. Put on your thinking cap and get ready to sweat a bit in a wild adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo!

  • For teams of 2–5 individuals
  • Limited to guests age 21 and over
  • $25/person (10% off for zoo members)

Note: if you are an individual wanting to participate and be paired with a team, please reach out to Lincoln Park Zoo at events@lpzoo.org.

Thanks to our sponsor, Cutwater Spirits! Cocktail samples will be available on grounds and full cans will be available for purshase.

Enjoy a post-event celebration with drinks and bites from Cesar’s Restaurant: Home of the Killer Margaritas!

Visit Chicago Costume on Fullerton for all your costume needs. Mention ‘Lincoln Park Zoo Challenge' through August 24 for 10% off your rental or purchase.

Be sure to check out the Lincoln Park Zoo website for more information.


How do I redeem my membership discount?

When you select your tickets, click on the "Enter Promotional Code" link and enter the first three digits of your membership number to receive your discount.

How is the event structured?

The event will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. with packet pick-up and pre-race announcements. From there, each team receives a clue sheet they must decipher. Some of these clues will test your zoo knowledge, some will test general knowledge. Clues may be in the form of a puzzle, riddle, math problem, and more! Each clue has an accompanying challenge at a particular location on zoo grounds. Once your team has solved all the clues and completed all challenges, you will race to the finish for your results! The event ends in a post-race celebration.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Dogs are not allowed inside Lincoln Park Zoo.

You are welcome and encouraged to bring a smart phone for clue solving, along with paper, writing utensil(s), and a bag.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

No; this event requires pre-registration.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Tickets will be scanned at the door. You can also have this on your smartphone.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. All zoo events are rain or shine!

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you are unable to attend the event, please feel free to give your ticket to someone else!

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes. The name on the ticket does not need to match your ID.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Lincoln Park Zoo is accessible by public transportation. Guests who wish to drive should park in the zoo lot on Cannon Drive. Please visit: http://www.lpzoo.org/plan-your-visit/hours-location-directions for additional information and pricing.

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