Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • 150 Years of
    Lincoln Park Zoo

    Celebrate the zoo’s 150th anniversary! Join us for the opening day festivities of a special exhibition and explore an interactive timeline.

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  • So Much To Care For

    Learn more about Lincoln Park Zoo’s comprehensive animal care program.

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  • A.D.O.P.T. an animal today

    Animals Depend On People Too. When you ADOPT a Lincoln Park Zoo animal, you support expert animal care, and you can get a wildly unique gift for the animal lover in your life!

    Click to ADOPT

  • Harvest Fun for All Ages

    Enjoy rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, music & more Fridays–Sundays, September 28–October 28 & Monday, October 8

    Learn More About Fall Fest

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Explore the zoo’s rich history, its advances in science that help apes, and more in this 150th anniversary edition of our magazine.

    Read our Summer Issue

  • 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

  • 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

Thursday, October 25
Travel back to Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, on October 30, 1938, as we recreate the classic Orson Welles broadcast of The War of the Worlds!

Sunday, October 21, from 9:30a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join us at the zoo this fall for fitness fun for all levels. Experience Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, and Hip-Hop all in one 90 minute class!

Thursday, October 18
Ever wondered what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out.

Recent News
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The fall harvest is well represented at Lincoln Park Zoo. Shop for a gorgeous gourd in our...

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The zoo's Fall Fest continues Friday–Sundays through October 28, and will also be open on Monday...

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World Rhino Day is Saturday, September 22! In celebration of the occasion, we'll have some...

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Lincoln Park Zoo recently sent this letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding...

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The Endangered Species Act is recognized globally as a model for species preservation and has...

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We don’t normally make staff personnel announcements on Lincoln Park Zoo’s news blog, but this...


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