Upcoming Events at Lincoln Park Zoo

Enjoy Live Music at Chicago’s Most Scenic Café

Soak up live music Wednesday and Thursday nights all summer long at The Patio at Café Brauer—plus drink specials and unbeatable, panoramic views of the city skyline and Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Wednesdays and Thursdays Through August 27 

See the Full Music Lineups at the Patio

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We'll see you at Story Time!
Story Time delights young audiences with silly songs and tall tales every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 and 10 a.m. at the Main Barn in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo.

Targeted to children six and younger, this fun activity employs engaging techniques to teach about the alphabet, numbers, colors and animals. Join Mr. Singer as he performs original songs while the wee ones dance and sing along.

Story Time is made possible through a generous gift from the estate of Deanna Mannix Mitzenmacher.

Please note: Story Time will not take place July 3, November 25, November 27, December 23, December 25 or January 1.

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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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.