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.
The Kovler Seal Pool is currently closed for repairs. Learn more about this underwater maintenance!
On Wednesday, May 25, the Kolver Lion House will close at 4 p.m. and Regenstein Center for African Apes will close at 4:30 p.m. for special events.
On Sunday, May 29, Lake Shore Drive will be closed from 5-11 a.m. for the annual Bike the Drive event. Lincoln Park Zoo's parking lot on Cannon Drive will remain open and accessible during this time.
On Sunday, June 5, Stockton Drive will be closed between LaSalle Drive and Fullerton Avenue from 4-9:30 a.m. and Fullerton Parkway will be closed between Lincoln Park West and Lake Shore Drive from 7:45-9:15 a.m. for United Run for the Zoo.
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.