Lincoln Park Zoo is embracing autumn in Chicago with the fifth annual Fall Fest.

This exciting, free admission, family-friendly celebration lets guests experience harvest fun in the heart of the city, from picking the perfect pumpkin to “swimming” in the corn pool.

In addition to the free offerings at Fall Fest, including sing-along sessions with Mary Macaroni and the Impastas and autumn-themed animal enrichment daily, it will feature ticketed experiences including a corn maze, an obstacle course featuring a 12-foot slide, a 65-foot Ferris Wheel, a large corn pool, multiple bounce houses, professional pumpkin carvers and educational activities.

Pumpkins are available for purchase throughout October at pumpkin patches located throughout the zoo. Pumpkins will vary in price depending on size.

Fall Fest is open to the public Oct. 4-6, 11-14, 18-20 and 25-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are required for attractions and are available individually for $3 each or in packages of 10 for $27 or 20 for $51.

All zoo buildings will remain open with regular hours during this time, and all daily programming will continue.

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