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BrewLights Advance Tickets Now on Sale

Is there a better pairing than the brilliance of ZooLights and samples of a dozen different draft beers? Find out with BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer! Buy advance tickets through December 1 and save.


Chicago Canine Close-Up

Coyotes, red foxes, gray foxes—researcher Maria Jazmin Rios introduces Chicago’s wild canines, which you can ID with Chicago Wildlife Watch!

Meet Chicago's Canines

Baby gorilla girl Patty and adult female gorilla Bahati enjoy birthday piñatas Photo Slideshow: Baby Gorilla Birthday Party!

Growing gorilla girls Patty and Nayembi recently celebrated their second birthdays with a big party for their family troop at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.

See Photos of the Birthday Celebration!

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? Dwarf mongoose pups and Mangalitsa piglets are among the latest litters!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

November 27, 2014
A Happy Holiday to All

Happy Thanksgiving from Lincoln Park Zoo! May everyone from meerkats to moms have a cornucopia of goodies on the menu today.

November 26, 2014
Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo Starts Friday!

Get ready to glide! Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo opens for its second season at noon on Friday, November 28.

November 26, 2014
Help Prepare a Feast for the Animals!

The zoo’s crowned lemur family loves leafy greens. Treat them—and other zoo animals—to a Thanksgiving cornucopia of nutritious bites!

November 25, 2014
See Yourself in Lights

Selfie photo-op settings don’t get any better than ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank—which opens this Friday, November 28, at 5 p.m.!

November 25, 2014
Fund the Feast for the Animals

As you prep for your feast, help the zoo’s animals enjoy their own. Chip in for tasty treats for the crowned lemurs!

November 25, 2014
Post from the President—The Season in Lights

President and CEO Kevin Bell welcomes all to ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank and provides an update on Regenstein Macaque Forest, the zoo’s new home for Japanese snow monkeys.

November 24, 2014
Star Treatment for Zoo Members

Lincoln Park Zoo members will receive star treatment in more ways than one during Members-Only Night at ZooLights on Thursday, December 4.


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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The Season in Lights
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This Friday, November 28, we’ll celebrate one of my favorite signs of the season: flipping the on switch for this year’s ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank.

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


ADOPT an Animal Holiday Plush
Celebrate the season with special holiday ADOPT gifts for your favorite animal lovers. Holiday Experience ADOPT packages include one plush adopt PLUS one ice-time voucher, one skate rental voucher and two hot chocolate vouchers redeemable at Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo.


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