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OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

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  • Meet “All My Penguins”

    Mating. Meals. Molting! Get the scoop on what’s happening among our African penguin colony with our new blog series, “All My Penguins.” Learn who’s who, then meet a penguin in person with a Malott Family Penguin Encounter.

    Learn More and Register Today

  • See. Believe. Join.

    When you join Lincoln Park Zoo, you support science-based animal care, conservation, learning programs, and fun! And members help keep Chicago’s free zoo, free.

    Become a member today

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Prepare for polar attractions, close encounters of the bird kind, and smart summer fun.

    Read our Summer 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

  • Discover Wild Horizons

    Join our journey to support wildlife at an interactive, digital experience in the heart of the zoo.

    Broaden Your Horizons

  • 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

  • Summer Wine Fest

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

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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

June-September
Enjoy outdoor yoga classes from June–September in Chicago’s most scenic setting: Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo!

Friday, August 25
Join us for an after-hours, all-adult adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo!

Friday, July 28
Enjoy a summer evening of wine tastings, horticultural conversation, and music amid lush gardens at this after-hours event.

Recent News
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by Lincoln Park Zoo

Breaking down Lincoln Park Zoo by the numbers, it’s easy to highlight 365. The zoo, after all,...

New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo celebrated the births of four primate youngsters from December 25–April 29. The...

All My Penguins
by Lincoln Park Zoo

It’s a catastrophe. Well, technically, a catastrophic molt. And our colony is right in the thick...

New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

It may be the middle of summer, but Lincoln Park Zoo is currently experiencing snow flurries....

All My Penguins
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Welcome to “All My Penguins,” a new web series from Lincoln Park Zoo that documents the drama...

New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

The McCormick Bird House recently welcomed a new arrival: a black-necked stilt. Drop by the...

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