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Ring-tailed lemur

December School Vacation Week

Franklin Park Zoo

December 27, 28 & 29, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Looking to get a little wild during December vacation? Your winter school break is the perfect time to connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo.

Visit our Education Station inside the always-balmy Tropical Forest, where you’ll learn about animals' amazing adaptations during the cold winter months. We'll have winter-themed activities, crafts, conservation stations and much more!

Event is included with general admission and held rain or shine.

Schedule of Events

  • 10:30 a.m.: Red Panda keeper chat
  • 11:00 a.m.: Bird’s World keeper chat 
  • 11:30 a.m.: Camel keeper chat
  • 12:00 p.m.: Bird’s World keeper chat 
  • 12:30 p.m.: Big Joe the Storyteller book reading in Hippo Theater
  • 2:00 p.m.: Gorilla forage/keeper chat – Hippo and Tapir will be getting snacks, too!