Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Waddle On In

    Get cozy with the colony at Pritzker Penguin Cove during a Penguin Encounter.

    Learn More and Register Today

  • Adults Night Out

    Enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, and cash bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event just for grownups!

    Learn More and Buy Tickets Today!

  • Sharing the Earth

    Learn how the zoo is orchestrating harmonious habitats for people and wildlife—from Chicago to the Serengeti—in the new issue of our redesigned magazine.

    Turn the Page

  • 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

  • Discover Wild Horizons

    Join our journey to support wildlife at an interactive, digital experience in the heart of the zoo.

    Broaden Your Horizons

  • United Run for the Zoo

    Get a head start on registration for the wildest 10K and 5K races in town on Sunday, June 4! Prices increase June 1, so register today to secure your spot!

    Make Tracks for United Run for the Zoo

  • 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

Sunday, June 4
Register for the 5K, 10K or kids’ Safari Stampede at the wildest race in town!

Wednesdays, May 31—August 30
Enjoy weekly live music performances programmed by Old Town School of Folk Music, plus drink specials, at the Patio at Café Brauer all summer long!

Enjoy outdoor yoga classes from June–September in Chicago’s most scenic setting: Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo!

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