Plan Your Visit to a Free World of Wildlife
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who visit the zoo to hear a lion’s roar echo off nearby apartment buildings, see gorillas climb trees as the Willis Tower looms in the distance, or forget where they are as they immerse themselves in tropical rainforests, dry-thorn forests or spacious savannas.
We invite you to visit the wildest spot in Chicago, where each year millions of guests marvel at wild wonders as they play and learn.
On Friday, July 29, Lincoln Park Zoo will close at 4:30 p.m. for Bites, Blooms & Bordeaux.
On Thursday, August 18, Regenstein Center for African Apes will close at 4 p.m. for the Chimpanzees in Context symposium.
On Friday, August 19, Regenstein Center for African Apes will close at 1:30 p.m. for the Chimpanzees in Context symposium.
On Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, special parking rates are in effect for the Chicago Air and Water Show. Please note that Individual, Household and Safari-level members will not receive free or reduced-rate parking on these days. We appreciate your understanding during this busy weekend.
For Your Convenience
Gateway Pavilion, located just inside the east gate, offers the following guest services to those visiting the zoo:
- Information Desk
- First Aid and Public Safety
- Lost and Found
- Strollers and Wheelchairs
- Membership Services
Located at Park Place Café.
We ask that you refrain from smoking for the health and safety of our animals and visitors.
Download the Guide for Guests
Featuring a map, zoo highlights and a full list of buildings and attractions.