Special Events

The Lincoln Park Zoo holds a variety of special events thought out the year including our Easter Eggstravaganza Event, Moo at the Zoo, Intergenerational Day, Halloween Zoo Boo and Lights in Lincoln Park.  Check out the links to the left for detailed information on special events and activities at the Lincoln Park Zoo.   The BEST. LITTLE. ZOO.


Thank you to all who participated in this year's Easter Eggstravaganza, which was held on April 20th, 2019. We hope you had a fun time! See you next year!

International Migratory Bird Day

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds. We learned about birds and conservation through fun activities and games.  This was a free event.  
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MOO at the Zoo

We hope you enjoyed the Moo at the Zoo this past July which was held at the Big Red Barn.  A day games and fun activities all relating to dairy farming.  This was a free event.

​Halloween ZOO BOO
Saturday, October 26th, 2019  1pm - 4pm

Trick-or-treat surprises’ for the zoo animals plus games and activities for kids.  Refreshments and food will be available for purchase during this howling good time [supplied by HP Enterprises].    Entrance fees are $1.00 per child ages 14 and under.  

Lights in Lincoln Park ~ Capture the Wonder!
November 29 - December 28th, 2019   5pm - 8pm
Mark your calendars for this year's dazzling light show at Lincoln Park.
Visit Santa every Friday Night in Cabin 1 and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies while you visit!
Cost: $5 per car | $40 per bus load (
All proceeds benefit the zoo educational programs and enhancements)

Lights in Lincoln Park 1 or 2 mile Walk/Run
Sunday, December 29th, 2019  5:00pm  

Cost: $10 per person | $15 per family
Register in person at the Manitowoc Recreation Department, 3330 Custer Street, between the hours of 8a-4p Monday-Friday. 
Registration will also take place between 4:00-5:00p at the Lincoln Park Field House. 
Accepted forms of payment are cash or check only.  All participants will receive a participation metal! 
Dogs are allowed on a leash in Lincoln Park. (Not in the Zoo).
All funds raised will be used for Lincoln Park Zoo improvements. We thank you for your support.