Upcoming Events at Lincoln Park Zoo

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ

Join us for the brilliance of this fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring glittering displays and seasonal activities throughout zoo grounds. Visit Santa and enjoy festive food and drink, rides, crafts, live ice carving and more!

Friday, November 27–Sunday, January 3 (Select Dates)
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Special Events Just for Lincoln Park Zoo Members!
Lincoln Park Zoo members enjoy invitations to exclusive zoo events year-round!

Members-only events include SuperZooPicnic, Members-Only Night at ZooLights and customized offerings such as Zoo Safari Tours, Animal Chats and sneak peeks of new exhibits and animal arrivals before their public introductions.

See a schedule of upcoming special activities for Lincoln Park Zoo members.

Not a zoo member yet? Become one today and start enjoying members-only perks while supporting Chicago’s free zoo!

Host a Private Event

Lincoln Park Zoo and Café Brauer are the perfect venues for your Chicago event, whether it is an elegant wedding, family picnic or corporate event. Our unique locations will provide memories for a lifetime.

Café Brauer
The timeless elegance of the Great Hall of Café Brauer is ideal for any social or corporate occasion.
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  Lincoln Park Zoo
With flexible and unique spaces, any building can be converted into a beautiful setting for your event
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Marketing and Event Sponsorship
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The Women's Board of
Lincoln Park Zoo

Organizers of Zoo Ball, ZooLA, and Science Celebration
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Education Programs
Pre-registration is required for all zoo programs. Registration closes three days prior to each program. Space is limited, so sign up today!
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Conservation Camp
Conservation Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for young animal and nature lovers.
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Lincoln Park Zoo members can show off their membership card to take part in exclusive member appreciation activities!
Special Member Activities
Members—get the most out of your visit! Experience the zoo as only members can.
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Your support ensures top-notch habitats for animals throughout the Lincoln Park Zoo. Give today to make a difference.