Lincoln Park Zoo is located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, just minutes north of downtown Chicago. From I-94, exit at either Fullerton Parkway or North Avenue and go east.
CTA bus routes 151 or 156 both serve the zoo; for schedules, contact the RTA/CTA at 312-836-7000. Visit the CTA/RTA Travel Information Center.
The zoo’s parking lot entrance is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 North Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614). Parking fees are typically collected at the lot exit. The parking lot opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. Please see adjacent sidebar for the zoo’s public hours.
Parking rates range from $20-35 per day and include applicable parking taxes.
Prices are subject to change based on day of the week, seasonality, special events, weather, and other factors.
Zoo members receive discounted or free parking benefits during zoo hours.
Get to the Zoo Using Public Transportation
Lincoln Park Zoo is accessible by a number of public-transportation options.
To learn more, call 312-836-7000 or use the CTA’s trip-planner.
- #151 and #156 stop at the zoo’s West Gate (Stockton & Webster) and near the Farm-in-the-Zoo (Stockton & Armitage)
- #22 stops near the zoo’s West Gate (exit at Clark & Webster) and Café Brauer Gate (exit at Clark & Armitage)
- #36 stops near the zoo’s West Gate (exit at Clark & Webster) and Café Brauer Gate (exit at Clark & Armitage)
The Brown line and Purple line stop at the Armitage station, which is about one mile west of the zoo. Exit and walk east on Armitage, past Clark, to the Café Brauer Gate.
Cab fare from downtown Chicago to Lincoln Park Zoo is about $10. Enter at the Café Brauer Gate or West Gate.
We ask that you walk your bicycle while in the zoo or utilize the bicycle racks located near the East Gate, West Gate, Café Brauer, Lincoln Park Conservatory and Farm-in-the-Zoo. Additional racks are located along Cannon Drive and Stockton Drive.