Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • A Shelled Success

    Ornate box turtles have reestablished a sustainable population in western Illinois thanks to a healthy head start at Lincoln Park Zoo.

    Read Up on Their Recovery

  • Experience The Pride of Chicago

    As we launch The Pride of Chicago campaign, a $125 million effort to transform Lincoln Park Zoo, this special video shares everything that makes the zoo a place of pride.

    See What Makes the Zoo Great

  • 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
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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...

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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...

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Lincoln Park Zoo is at the heart of the action for the annual Chicago Air and Water Show. This soaring event takes place in 2016 on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21.

Due to our close proximity to the event’s location at North Avenue Beach...

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We appreciate the dedication and hard work of Lincoln Park Zoo’s keepers every week of the year. But we’d be really remiss not to give them a big shout-out during National Zoo Keeper Week, which zoos across the country celebrate this...

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Hank, the 26-year-old alpha-male leader of the zoo’s chimpanzee troop, uses a slender branch to extract food from a simulated termite mound in our Photo of the Week.

Lincoln Park Zoo scientists monitor ape tool use at the zoo and in a...

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