Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • 150 Years of
    Lincoln Park Zoo

    Celebrate the zoo’s 150th anniversary! Join us for the opening day festivities of a special exhibition and explore an interactive timeline.

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  • This is How We Do

    From Africa to Sweet Home Chicago, our scientists go to the ends of the earth to protect and conserve endangered species great and small. And we think they're all pretty great.

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  • Run for the Zoo

    Run for Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The race has sold out the last five years! The 40th annual Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

    Make Tracks for Run for the Zoo

  • A.D.O.P.T. an animal today

    Animals Depend On People Too. When you ADOPT a Lincoln Park Zoo animal, you support expert animal care, and you can get a wildly unique gift for the animal lover in your life!

    Click to ADOPT

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Lincoln Park Zoo collaborates for the care and conservation of chimpanzees and gorillas and more.

    Read our Spring Issue

  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $125 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

  • Greener Cities

    The zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute is pioneering a global network for healthier urban habitats one animal photo at a time.

    Get the Bigger Picture

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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

Thursdays June 7, October 18, November 29
Ever wondered what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out.

Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16
Two days to go wild, craft beer lovers! Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events is hosting the fourth annual Craft Brews beer festival at Lincoln Park Zoo! Savor a selection of 120-plus specialty beers from more than 40 local and regional breweries at this one-of-a-kind event.

Friday, July 27
Get ready to stroll, sip and savor over 35 different varieties of wine at Lincoln Park Zoo's annual Summer Wine Fest.

Recent News
New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

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Posts from the President
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by Lincoln Park Zoo

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by Lincoln Park Zoo

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Conservation & Science
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