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  • Run for the Zoo

    The 42nd annual Run will transform into a virtual experience designed to keep you and your family safe and active. Get out and enjoy nature, run or walk in your neighborhood, take photos, log your time and miles, and share your experience with us!

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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

Beginning Saturday, May 2
Starting this Saturday, Lincoln Park Zoo will begin offering new virtual experiences that will allow you to engage and interact with the zoo like never before.

Most of these events will take place via Zoom, but all ticket sales will support Lincoln Park Zoo’s state-of-the-art animal care initiatives, world-wide conservation efforts, and local learning programs--and help keep the zoo free for everyone. We thank you for your support.

 

Saturday, September 12
Join thousands of 20- and 30-somethings for Night at the Zoo! This adults-only event will let guests experience the zoo's amazing animals and gardens with beer or wine in hand. There will be food for purchase, DJ entertainment, games, giveaways, and more.

Through Sunday, June 7
The 42nd annual Run will transform into a virtual experience designed to keep you and your family safe and active. Get out and enjoy nature, run or walk in your neighborhood, and share your experience with us!

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