OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

  • Run for the Zoo

    Sign up now for this 10K run or 5K run/walk on June 2, and don’t forget to say goodbye to the lions before their big move.

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  • On the Watch

    Zoo babies take a lot of science, especially when they are critically endangered eastern black rhinoceroses. Follow the pregnancy every step of the way using #RhinoWatch on social media!

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  • Craft Brews at the Zoo

    150 craft beers to choose from. Lawn games. Live DJ. Animals. It’s not a dream; it’s Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo on June 14 and 15!

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $135 million Pride of Chicago campaign includes a new Learning Center and Visitor Center as well as a transformation of the historic Kovler Lion House at the heart of the zoo.

    Learn About the Campaign

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    How do animals tell you how they’re feeling? Through science! Different noninvasive techniques allow us to provide world-class animal care at the zoo and conserve endangered species across the world.

    Read the Spring 2019 Issue

  • Father's Day BBQ Brunch

    Treat your father to something especially wild at Lincoln Park Zoo's historic Cafe Brauer. Choose between four sessions that will feature live music and an incredible BBQ-themed breakfast brunch buffet, as well as coffee, juice, and soft drinks.

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    Then is Lincoln Park Zoo the zoo for you!

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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

Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15
Savor a selection of more than 150 craft beers at the fifth annual beer festival, Craft Brews, hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events! Beer tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens during this one-of-a-kind, after-hours experience just for adults.

Sunday, June 2
Run for the Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The 41st annual Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

May 16, June 7 & July 13, 2019
Inspired by wildlife? Come paint beautiful animals with Pinot’s Palette artists and experts from Lincoln Park Zoo! As you paint your favorite species, learn some fascinating facts about these animals, including how the zoo cares for and conserves them.

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