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A Day at the Zoo

Meet our latest arrivals, from a Bactrian camel calf to three baby snow monkeys.

More than a dozen state-of-the-art habitats get guests nose to nose with nature.

Nearly 200 species serve as ambassadors for wildlife from around the world.

Make the most of the your visit with sing-along sessions and animal encounters.

Zoo Events

Saturday, April 11
Get egg-cited for Lincoln Park Zoo’s new and egg-stra special version of Easter Egg-Stravaganza: Drive Thru Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Hop on by this brand-new experience, created to keep you and your family safe and healthy while still having a sp’egg’tacular time!

Saturday, May 30
Where can you enjoy grilled cheese, doughnuts, pierogis, tacos, and more—all in one place? At Food Truck Social at Lincoln Park Zoo, of course!

Sunday, June 7
Run for the Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The 42nd annual Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

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