Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Unprecedented Partnership

    Lincoln Park Zoo and the national chimpanzee sanctuary, Chimp Haven, have teamed up to advance care for chimpanzees at both institutions and beyond.

    See the Zoo-Sanctuary Collaboration

  • 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

  • Join the Garden Party

    Savor wine, music and gourmet nibbles in the zoo’s gorgeous gardens at Bites, Blooms & Bordeaux on Friday, July 29.

    Buy Tickets to the Garden Party


  • Science Spotlight

    From black rhino hormones to pygmy hippo skin swabs, there’s never a dull day at the Davee Center for Endocrinology and Epidemiology.

    Meet Rachel Santymire, Ph.D.

  • 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

Friday, July 29
Savor a summer evening of wine, music and gourmet bites set amid the zoo’s lush gardens.

Join an outdoor yoga class at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

July 1–September 5
Experience the richness of Chicago-area nature with our second annual garden art show—"Nature in Focus: Photography at Lincoln Park Zoo."

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Recent News
Posts from the President
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is pleased to announce that we’ve embarked on an unprecedented partnership with the national chimpanzee sanctuary, Chimp Haven. This collaboration—the first major partnership between an accredited zoo and an accredited chimpanzee...

New Arrivals
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Within the Kovler Lion House, in a place hidden from the eyes of guests and caregivers alike, two new red panda cubs have been growing in their secluded den.

Nestled beneath their mother, Leafa, they started out small and largely helpless...

Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is a great destination for Pokemon Go. We have 59 Pokestops and two gyms alongside free entry, beautiful gardens and amazing wildlife from around the globe.

If you’re planning to join us to look for Pokemon, we do have a...

Photo of the Week
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Our Photo of the Week wraps up National Zoo Keeper Week with a look at an operant conditioning session at the Kovler Seal Pool! These sessions, like the one led here by Lead Keeper Anthony Nielsen with a harbor seal, help animals throughout the...

Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

National Zoo Keeper Week is July 17-23, 2016. Dave Bernier, General Curator at Lincoln Park Zoo, marks the occasion with an insider’s perspective on the impressive—but often unnoticed—range of vital tasks keepers perform 365 days a year at the...

Posts from the President
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Last week, as they have for 39 years now, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo hosted their annual gala, Zoo Ball, to raise funds to support Lincoln Park Zoo.

As always, it was a spectacular event. Co-chaired by Lisa Genesen and Christine...

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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