Family Fun

A Favorite Chicago Family Destination

Free and open every day of the year, Lincoln Park Zoo is the perfect place for a family get-together.

Want to Do Something Wild?
Join us to Sleep Under the Skyscrapers, help solve a Mystery in the Zoo or sign up for one of our other exciting programs for families and kids.
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Which Animals Can I See?
Does your little one love to see meerkats play? Does the whole family thrill at polar bear dives? See where to find your must-see animals with our full list of zoo exhibits!
See the Exhibits and Animal Houses

What's Happening Today?
Kids can see a snake up close or glide their hands over a blue-tongued skink with our Meet an Animal sessions at Regenstein Small-Mammal Reptile House.
Check Out the Zoo’s Daily Activities

What Can I Eat?
Park Place Café has food for even the pickiest appetites. When the weather’s nice, picnic areas and outdoor eateries offer plenty of opportunities to eat outside.
See the Zoo’s Restaurants