OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

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OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

  • Give Bees a Chance

    Get buzzed about pollination at The Bumblebee Effect, a free event presented by the zoo’s teen Conservation Ambassadors Board.

    Join the Hive this Saturday

  • Waddle On In

    Meet African penguins inside their exhibit during a Malott Family 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

  • 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

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

Wednesday, June 28
Explore the zoo’s animal exhibits and gardens after-hours during guided tours with an animal expert and a horticulturist.

Friday, July 28
Enjoy a summer evening of wine tastings, horticultural conversation, and music amid lush gardens at this after-hours event.

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