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OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

  • 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

  • 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

  • Harvest Fun for All Ages

    Enjoy rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, music & more Fridays–Sundays, September 29–October 29 & Monday, October 9

    Learn More About Fall Fest

  • 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

  • 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

Saturday, October 21
Green thumbs: don’t miss the season’s final free workshop at the Farm-in-the-Zoo’s Edible Garden.

Saturday, October 28
Enjoy trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment at this free Halloween celebration hosted by the zoo's Auxiliary Board.

Tuesday, November 28
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 ZooLights.

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