Chicago's free zoo, open 365 days a year.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie poster
Magical Night at the Movies

Put on those round specs, grab a makeshift wand and join the rest of the muggles at our free Zoovies screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Thursday, August 21 on the zoo’s magical South Lawn!


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? The latest arrivals include baby dwarf mongooses and a growing gibbon.

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Make It Yours

Lincoln Park Zoo is your zoo, free and open to visit 365 days a year. We rely on your support to fund world-class conservation, education and care. Please keep the zoo yours by making a gift today!

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Polar bear viewing window at Lincoln Park Zoo Bon Voyage, Anana!

Wish Anana bon voyage on Saturday, August 23, at a special going-away party! Sign a farewell banner before she departs for another accredited zoo and enjoy polar bear souvenirs, icy enrichment and educator chats.

Join the Polar Bear Farewell Party!

Lincoln Park Zoo News

August 19, 2014
Still Summer Sounds at the Patio

The Patio at Café Brauer is the perfect place to close out summer. There’s delicious food, a gorgeous pondside view and live jazz and classical performances select nights until September 11!

August 19, 2014
Video: Cashew’s 30th Birthday Party

The zoo celebrated the 30th birthday of female chimpanzee Cashew yesterday with treat-stuffed piñata enrichment for her entire troop.

August 17, 2014
Saying Goodbye to Anana

Here we highlight Anana's living environment as well as her history at Lincoln Park Zoo, shortly before we say "goodbye" in anticipation of a new, state-of-the-art Polar Bear Habitat.

August 17, 2014
100,000 Facebook Likes

African lion Sahar digs into some enrichment to celebrate Lincoln Park Zoo's 100,000th "like" on Facebook! Thanks to everyone who supports Chicago's free zoo—and our mission of conservation, education and care.

August 16, 2014
August Wish List
Baby gibbon Daxin celebrates his first birthday today! Stop by the Helen Brach Primate House to see the active youngster practice his vine-swinging technique. Wish Daxin a happy birthday by buying him and other zoo animals a special treat on this month’s Wish List!
August 16, 2014
Daxin's First Birthday

Today is young white-cheeked gibbon Daxin's first birthday! Come see the great enrichment he received as a gift at Helen Brach Primate House.

August 15, 2014
Plan Ahead for a Crowded Weekend

The Chicago Air and Water Show is this weekend. It will be extremely crowded at and around the zoo due to our proximity to the event’s prime viewing area along the lakefront. We recommend taking public transit, bicycling or walking to get here!


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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Stretching into the Sky
Thursday, August 07, 2014

If you’ve made your way through the heart of the zoo lately, you may have noticed that Regenstein Macaque Forest is starting to look like a real exhibit!

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