Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • A Cozy Colony

    Not all penguins live on the ice. Warm up to African penguins at the immersive, new Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove.

    Paddle Into Penguin Cove

  • Living on the Edge

    The new Walter Family Arctic Tundra polar bear exhibit displays the species’ icy adaptations and the challenges of climate change.

    Explore the Zoo’s New Home for Polar Bears

  • Dive In!

    Our latest magazine issue delves into the zoo’s commitment to penguin and polar bear care and conservation.

    Read the Winter 2016 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

  • United Run for the Zoo

    Get a head start on registration for the wildest 10K and 5K races in town on Sunday, June 4!

    Make Tracks for United Run for the Zoo

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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

Through February 26
Glide all season long at Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo Presented by PowerShares QQQ by Invesco!

March 20–24 & April 10–14
Kids in PreK–fourth grade can spend their spring break having an adventure at the zoo. This year’s theme: habitats and animals of the Americas.

Saturday, April 15
Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basket full of fun family activities!

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Recent News
Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Coming to the zoo on Thursday, February 23, or Friday, February 24? Please note that Wild Things gift shop—located on the Main Mall north of the Kovler Lion House—will be closed for annual inventory on those days.

Keep in mind, our online...

Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Our chimpanzees had their hands on their hearts and their hearts in their mouths this morning at Regenstein Center for African Apes. Keepers created sugar-free JELL-O hearts for the troop as special Valentine’s Day enrichment!

Much like...

New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Orange is the newest black at Lincoln Park Zoo: a bright orange, endangered Francois’ langur was born February 6 at the Helen Brach Primate House.

The infant is the seventh successful offspring for the...

Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo has volunteer opportunities that are fun, engaging and help our community and animals both here and in the wild. Whether you’re looking to greet and educate the public, maintain the zoo’s beautiful gardens, or collect...

Chicago Wildlife Watch
by Lincoln Park Zoo

I’m old. Just ask the interns! And these days, I’m the only one still here at the Urban Wildlife Institute who was around when we started our Urban Wildlife...

Regenstein Macaque Forest
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Regenstein Macaque Forest, opened in April 2015, was designed with Japanese macaques (or snow monkeys) in mind. This state-of-the-art habitat was intended to be a place where zoo...

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