PAWS on the Porch Programs: Youngsters are invited to come to the zoo and expand their imaginations with activities, games and songs about natural topics! Select Fridays, 11am-12:30pm. No registration required.

7/13- Pigs
7/20- Fish
7/27- Goats
8/3- Birds

Wednesday, July 11

Adventures in the Zoo: Animal Evidence
11 AM - 1 PM; Free!

Though we don’t always see them, a multitude of animals live among us. How do we know who’s been here? Join EPM staff to discover how to analyze the evidence animals leave behind; paw prints, and scat! No registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.


Wednesday, July 18

Adventures in the Zoo: Furs and Skins
11 AM - 1 PM; Free!

Check out the furs and skins of different types of animals, large and small, domestic and exotic, to learn about their behaviors and adaptations. Sponsored by the Friends of Lords Park Zoo. No registration required.


Wednesday, July 25

Adventures in the Zoo: Native American Games
11 AM - 1 PM; Free!

Native American children of all tribes played games to help develop adult survival skills such as hunting, swimming, cooking, balance, stealth, and hand-eye coordination. Of course, the games were also very entertaining! Join the staff of Elgin Public Museum for some historic fun in the sun during this free program in Lords Park. Sponsored by the Friends of Lords Park Zoo. No registration required.


Saturday, July 28

Bison Feeding in Lords Park
7-8:30 AM; Fee: $2/Adult, $1/Child, Members Free

Join us for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introduction after which we head for the zoo to assist the zookeeper in feeding these magnificent creatures. Space is limited to 12 people, so please register early! Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.


Sunday, July 29

Big Run Wolf Ranch at Lords Park Zoo
11 AM - 1 PM; Free!

Visit the Lords Park Zoo this weekend for a chance to see the amazing animals of Big Run Wolf Ranch. Have you ever seen a wolf with your own eyes? How different are they from our native coyotes? See both of these beautiful predators as well as some shier creatures at this special program at Lords Park Zoo, presented by Elgin Public Museum. No registration required.