Scavenger Hunts in Lincoln Park

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The Secrets of Lincoln Park Scavenger Hunt

Journey to the center of Oz

Oz Park, that is, with its sculptures saluting Dorothy and her sidekicks. On teams, you’ll explore the charming and quirky heart of this Lincoln Park neighborhood by following a trail of clues and answering fun, funny questions about what you find.

You might investigate…

  • Dorothy and friends, who definitely aren’t in Kansas anymore
  • Jaw-dropping micro mansions
  • Quirky murals almost bursting off walls
  • A monstrous cross between a dinosaur and a Corn Puff
  • One of Chicago’s oldest houses
  • The location of Dillinger’s last stand

No prior knowledge of the neighborhood is needed for this game. Just bring your teamwork skills, your sense of humor, and a pair of comfy shoes.

Care to add a little more suspense? Test your teamwork with the Murder Mystery Edition.

The Kids Edition is great for school groups on field trips, scout outings, birthdays and just about any other occasion you can think of.

Contact us to learn more—and find more fun in Chicago!


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The Wild Wildlife Scavenger Hunt at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Discover the oddest animals and strangest facts…

…on a whirlwind tour of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Clues will lead you to the right spot so you can answer tricky, hilarious questions about the fantastic beasts you discover.

Along the way, you might cross climates on an African safari, learn how your neck is like a twiga’s, get hissed at by cockroaches, endure howling gibbons, go nose-to-snout with black bears, ponder puffins, uncover the secrets of the “deep forest,” find a rattle that would make a terrible baby toy, and learn whether or not you should punch someone who calls you a bufflehead.

You’ll also tackle Team Photo Challenges, in which you’ll need to say “cheese” with a cheetah or stretch your creativity to pose with other animals you encounter.

You don’t need to know anything about the zoo or its residents to win. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. Oh, and a smartphone: You’ll play the game using our app, which works in any browser.

Various versions to suit your interests

Care to add more suspense? The Escape the Zoo edition adds tricky, sneaky, fun puzzles of all kinds as you try to crack a code that might save your life.

We also offer a Kids Edition of the classic hunt, for kids ages 7 and up. Kids and adults work together on the fun and funny challenges. It makes for a wild, wacky, and wonderful activity for birthday parties, school and camp field trips, family get-togethers, and more.

And a few weekends each year, we offer the classic hunt for anyone to join.

Support your team, support wildlife

By embarking on this zoo scavenger hunt, you’ll not only be treating yourself to fun, you’ll also be supporting a modern Noah’s ark in its efforts to protect and preserve wildlife around the world while fostering appreciation for animals in Chicago. Contact us to learn more!


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