OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

  • Air & Water Show Parking

    A flat rate of $50 is in effect for parking at Lincoln Park Zoo on Aug. 19 and 20. This rate applies for members* as well as visitors.
    *Free parking remains available for Donor Club members. This benefit remains subject to availability.

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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 Challenge

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

    Find out more

  • 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

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!

Tuesday, August 22
Don't miss this special story-slam event, featuring wildlife-encounter tales submitted and presented by urban residents.

Recent News
New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

A trio of red-and-yellow barbets have added a vibrant splash of color to the Dry Thorn Forest...

All My Penguins
by Lincoln Park Zoo

For penguins, preening is important. By using their beaks to spread oil from glands at the base...

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by Lincoln Park Zoo

Help provide the zoo's animals a special treat of extra enrichment that benefits their care,...

Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

ADOPT an African lioness today, and help support their care! ADOPT options include a certificate...

New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is now home to three lucky ducks. Three critically endangered Baer’s pochard...

All My Penguins
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Always curious, Erik was the first one through the door. He waddled right up to the keepers and...

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2001 North Clark Street • Chicago, IL 60614 • 312-742-2000

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During Chicago Air & Water Show on August 19-20, zoo parking lot spaces, if available, are $50 per vehicle for day-of entry.