Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • A Cozy Colony

    Not all penguins live on the ice. Warm up to African penguins at the immersive, new Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove.

    Paddle Into Penguin Cove

  • Living on the Edge

    The new Walter Family Arctic Tundra polar bear exhibit displays the species’ icy adaptations and the challenges of climate change.

    Explore the Zoo’s New Home for Polar Bears

  • Dive In!

    Our latest magazine issue delves into the zoo’s commitment to penguin and polar bear care and conservation.

    Read the Winter 2016 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

  • United Run for the Zoo

    Get a head start on registration for the wildest 10K and 5K races in town on Sunday, June 4!

    Make Tracks for United Run for the Zoo

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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

Sunday, June 4
Register today for 5K or 10K races or the kids’ Safari Stampede obstacle course at this annual highlight of Chicago’s running calendar!

March 20–24 & April 10–14
Kids in PreK–fourth grade can spend their spring break having an adventure at the zoo. This year’s theme: habitats and animals of the Americas.

Saturday, April 15
Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basketful of fun family activities!

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