The zoo will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 22 for a Members-Only event. The zoo will re-open at 4:30 p.m. for members to enjoy their ZooLights preview.



Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Holiday Market

    On Tuesday, December 3, shop local artisans, crafters, and makers surrounded by holiday magic. With 2.5 million dazzling lights above and unique treasures below, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for: a magical holiday experience.

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  • BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.

    On Thursday, December 12, sip and savor craft, seasonal beer at this sixth annual festival beneath the warm glow of 2.5 million holiday lights. This after-hours event includes photos with Santa, free rides, and more.

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  • Welcome Rhino Calf

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

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  • ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ

    For a few weeks each year, Lincoln Park Zoo basks in the mirth of enchanted families and the glow of brilliant holiday lights. Now in its 25th year, ZooLights is truly the most magical time of the year, a time-tested (and free) family affair.

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $135 million The Pride of Chicago campaign includes a new Learning Center and Visitor Center as well as upcoming renovations of Kovler Lion House.

    Learn About the Campaign

  • New Year, New Life

    Animal arrivals, holiday happenings, species-saving science, and more in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine.

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  • Adults Night Out: Holidaze

    December 5. This winter version of the zoo's most popular event series gives adults exclusive access to stroll zoo grounds afterhours with hot chocolate, mulled wine, or beer in hand.

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  • Feeling hopeful?

    Then is Lincoln Park Zoo the zoo for you!

    See why!

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Zoo Events

Thursday, December 12
he sixth annual BrewLights, presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. and hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, features craft and seasonal beers on tap throughout the zoo during ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ.

Sunday, December 15
Enjoy quality family time with Kris Kringle with a delicious seasonal breakfast and complimentary cookie decorating for kids.

Tuesday, December 3
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the zoo! Join us for the only Holiday Market in the city set against the backdrop of 2.5 million LED lights.

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