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OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

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  • Harvest Fun for All Ages

    Enjoy rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, music & more Fridays–Sundays, September 30–October 30 & Monday, October 10!

    Learn More About Fall Fest

  • 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

  • A Bold Leap for Zoo-Led Learning

    A generous gift from a loyal supporter is boosting zoo-led community engagement to new heights.

    Read About this Exciting Initiative

  • A Cozy Colony

    The Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove—a new home for African penguins—opens to the public on Thursday, October 6.

    Dive Into the New Exhibit

  • Close Up on Care

    Lincoln Park Zoo's commitment to well-being extends from regular checkups for the Chilean flamingo flock to high-tech monitoring for chimpanzees and gorillas.

    Check Out the Latest Zoo Magazine

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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

September 30–October 30
Enjoy rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, music and more Fridays–Sundays at our harvest-themed fest.

Saturday, October 15
Adults can sample a variety of spirits and get tips from professional mixologists at this after-hours tasting celebration.

Thursday, October 27
Join Chicago ghostlore expert Ursula Bielski for a presentation at Cafe Brauer on her paranormal investigations.

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