Franklin Park Zoo is Sold Out through Friday, April 23. Stone Zoo is Sold Out through Saturday, April 24. We hope you can visit on another day!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.

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Arts & Crafts

Ephemeral Art

  • Step 1

    With a grown-up, go to your backyard or a local park and collect objects found in nature, like stones, twigs, fallen leaves, or mud.

  • Step 2

    Arrange all of the materials you collected into shapes, structures, or even by color.

  • Step 3

    Leave your art for the next person to enjoy! 

  • Step 4

    Don't forget to take photos of your unique creations. Share them with your friends on social media!

You don't need paint, markers, crayons, or paper to make ephemeral art. You can use any materials right outside your front door!

Ephemeral art is temporary and special. It will only occur once in that space and time.



Submit your masterpiece to our virtual art gallery

We want to showcase your works of animal art or conservation creations here on our website. After your masterpiece is complete, snap a pic and submit it on our Kids' Art Gallery!

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