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Great Family Events!



New Zoo to You program.  Animals in the Park!  The Wildlife Discovery Center is bringing some of the coolest animals to you for hands-on encounters at six Lake Forest parks.  Hope you can stop by.  See schedule below of which parks and the times.





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During this fun-filled event for all ages, you can meet live crocodilians, including Bubba the world famous American Alligator who will be on hand 10 am - 12 noon.  Our expert staff and members of the Chicago Herpetological Society and the Madison Area Herpetological Society will give short talks about crocodiles and their kin, including some of our very own residents while also providing some close up encounters with a variety of reptiles.

There will also be:

• Kid-friendly activities
• Face Painting
• Craft vendors
• The WDC’s Wildside Store
• Food and refreshments

CROCtoberfest will be held at the Wildlife Discovery Center, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest. Your $5 per person admission fee, payable at the door (cash, check or credit card), will help the WDC maintain the high-level of care we provide our resident alligators and crocodiles. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will help support crocodile conservation. Be sure to mark your calendar and tell your friends about CROCtoberfest! For more details, visit  For more info please contact Rob Carmichael at . 

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600

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