About this Event
This special series brings back a guest favorite event and pairs it with a menu featuring the family favorite hazelnut spread.
Guests get exclusive access and information about animals with each intimate breakfast, limited to 100 people. This is your chance to ask questions of our curators and experience the zoo in a special way at a special time of day… mornings are one of the most active times for animals!
Both breakfasts run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and feature a one-hour program and Q&A with a zoo curator. Breakfast is vegetarian-friendly. All guests will receive a complimentary sample of Nutella® hazelnut spread.
Tickets are $50 per person. Reservations are limited. Secure your seat today!
Dig into pancakes with Nutella at Bird’s Eye Bar & Grill, a stone’s throw from the zoo’s African Painted Dog habitat. Discover the behaviors and social dynamics of African Painted Dogs – serious science for a serious breakfast.
View and learn all about Jamaican iguanas and sloths as you enjoy fresh fruit and pastries with Nutella. Family breakfast was never this fun!
- Pancakes with Nutella
- Selection of Muffins
- Yogurt parfait with fruit and Nutella
- Bagels (assorted flavors) with cream cheese and/or Nutella
- Sliced fruit
- Assorted Juices
Speaker (African Painted Dogs): Mike Murray, Curator of Mammals
Mike oversees the animals and keeper staff at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Regenstein African Journey, Walter Family Arctic Tundra, Pepper Family Wildlife Center, Kovler Seal Pool, and Farm-in-the-Zoo. A lifelong conservationist and passionate animal advocate, Mike helps maintain optimal animal welfare and sustainable zoo populations. He is a steering committee member for the African Painted Dog Species Survival Plan® and program leader for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums African Painted Dog SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) initiative. He is also involved with Polar Bears International, helping to facilitate action to mitigate climate change.
Speaker (Small Mammals/Reptiles): Dan Boehm, Curator of Small Mammals & Reptiles
Across the zoo, Dan Boehm is responsible for a very diverse collection of 84 species and a team of 19 animal keepers. Dan joined Lincoln Park Zoo in 1998 as an animal keeper at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. In 2004, he was promoted to zoological manager of Small Mammal-Reptile House and Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo and was part of the design, construction, and opening of the children’s zoo in 2005. Dan is currently the Curator of Small Mammal-Reptile House, Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo, and Camel & Zebra area.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2234 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, United States