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No kids. No crowds. Strolling among exhibits with a beer or glass of wine in han
Adults Night Out

No kids. No crowds. Strolling among exhibits with a beer or glass of wine in hand. Sound good? Join us August 8 at Adults Night Out, an evening at the zoo just for grownups.

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? The latest arrivals include baby dwarf mongooses and a growing gibbon.

See Our Latest Arrivals

Make It Yours

Lincoln Park Zoo is your zoo, free and open to visit 365 days a year. We rely on your support to fund world-class conservation, education and care. Please keep the zoo yours by making a gift today!

Support Your Zoo with a Gift of Any Amount

Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo Outdoor Yoga Classes in a Natural Oasis

Enjoy outdoor yoga classes for adults and parents with toddlers in the city’s most scenic “studio”: a pavilion designed by superstar architect Jeanne Gang at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Learn About Yoga at the Zoo’s Flexible Options

Special Parking Rates for Chicago Air & Water Show

Special parking rates are in effect during the Chicago Air & Water Show on August 16–17. You can purchase passes online ahead of time for a $50/day convenience fee. Individual, Household and Safari members will not receive free or reduced-rate parking on these days.

Get Air & Water Show Parking Details

Lincoln Park Zoo News

August 1, 2014
Photo of the Week: August 1

Now weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds, baby rhino King doesn’t look quite so tiny next to mom Kapuki, as our Photo of the Week shows. The little guy still has a lot of growing to do, though. See for yourself at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit!

August 1, 2014
Looking at Local Bats

Are bats roosting in the Loop? WBEZ’s Curious City visualizes where Chicago bats are likely to live…with an assist from scientists in the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute.

July 31, 2014
Hillside Haven

Prairie wildflowers provide painterly splashes of color in a recently landscaped hillside garden at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

July 31, 2014
Lincoln Park Zoo Featured in the Chicago Tribune!
"8 Reasons to Lincoln Park Zoo"--we love it! Thanks to the Chicago Tribune for a fun look at Chicago's free zoo.


July 30, 2014
Check Out the Latest Zoo App
This Sunday, August 3, zoo educator Matt Mulligan will demonstrate the zoo's award-winning Observe to Learn app at the Lincoln Park Apple Store at 11 a.m. This free, educational app lets users monitor animal behavior much as zoo scientists do.
July 30, 2014
Sichuan Takin Enrichment

An adolescent Sichuan takin has fun with some enrichment in the zoo’s Antelope & Zebra Area. The Sichuan takin exhibit features brothers Xing Fu and Mengyao, baby brother Kalsang and females Jinse and Mei Li.

July 29, 2014
Who’s That?

Baby gorilla Patty looks for herself in a bit of mirrored enrichment at Regenstein Center for African Apes. Thanks to Zookeeper Amy Martens for the photo!

Who's the newest baby? When's the next chance to Sleep Under the Skyscrapers? Our weekly ZooMail digest highlights animal updates, program offerings and more!

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Growing Before Our Eyes
Thursday, July 24, 2014

We’re seeing a lot of changes with the zoo’s new arrivals this summer, although “changes” obviously means different things for different species.

Follow @visitlpz on Twitter before you arrive to receive real-time updates on seal feedings, animals of the hour and more!

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