Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • 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

  • Illuminating Evenings

    ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco starts November 25!

    Here We Glow Again

  • Adults Night Out: Holiday Edition!

    ZooLights will be open tonight, December 7, only to ticket holders for this sold-out paid event.

    Learn About Adults Night Out

  • 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

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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

Thursday, December 8
Members-Only Night Presented By Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is the merriest member perk of the year.

November 25–January 1 (Select Dates)
ZooLights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco returns for another season of luminous holiday fun!

Wednesday, December 7
Our popular adults-only evening program series gets the ZooLights treatment.

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Lincoln Park Zoo is home to more than 60 species of birds. Not included in this group, however, is the "early bird," known to get the worm, or in this case, the best ticket price!

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ZooLights is not open and free to the general public tonight. Admission is restricted to Adults Night Out ticket holders.