Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Meet “All My Penguins”

    Mating. Meals. Molting! Get the scoop on what’s happening among our African penguin colony with our new blog series, “All My Penguins.” Learn who’s who, then meet a penguin in person with a Malott Family Penguin Encounter.

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  • Harvest Fun for All Ages

    Enjoy rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, music & more Fridays–Sundays, September 29–October 29 & Monday, October 9

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    When you join Lincoln Park Zoo, you support science-based animal care, conservation, learning programs, and fun! And members help keep Chicago’s free zoo, free.

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  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Prepare for polar attractions, close encounters of the bird kind, and smart summer fun.

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  • 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.

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  • Greener Cities

    The zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute is pioneering a global network for healthier urban habitats one animal photo at a time.

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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

Thursday, October 19
Back again this year is a spooky, sit-down Haunted Zoo Lecture at the historic Café Brauer, which is rumored to have paranormal activity.

Thursday, October 12
Highlights include a barn dance party, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and special screening of Beetlejuice!

Tuesday, November 28
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the zoo! Join us for the only holiday market in the city set against the backdrop of ZooLights.

Recent News
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Today we're happy to join with other conservation organizations, zoos, and wildlife supporters...

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Meet Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., Director of Lincoln Park Zoo's Davee Center for Epidemiology and...

All My Penguins
by Lincoln Park Zoo

What do you get when you put 15 African penguins from a variety of accredited zoos and aquariums...

Conservation & Science
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Last week, Chicago Tribune reporter Steve Johnson headed out with Urban Wildlife Institute staff...

Posts from the Curators
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We have an exciting new resident at the Helen Brach Primate House, and this time the new arrival...

Conservation & Science
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Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed 35 interns to work alongside animal care staff, researchers, and non-...


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