Zoo Attractions

AT&T Endangered Species Carousel at Lincoln Park Zoo

AT&T Endangered Species Carousel

The AT&T Endangered Species Carousel features 48 artisan-crafted wooden animals and two chariots and can accommodate up to 50 riders. The menagerie is made up of rare and endangered animals, many of which are represented in the Lincoln Park Zoo collection. Tickets are $3. Value Ride Passes are available at $12 for 5 rides at the train or carousel.


Lincoln Park Zoo Children’s Train

Hop aboard the Lincoln Park Zoo Children’s Train! Suggested ages 3-12 years old. Tickets are $3.

Please note: carousel and train rides may close during inclement weather conditions.


Lionel Train Adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo

All Aboard for Old-Fashioned Family Fun!

Hobbyists have been stoked about Lionel Trains since 1900, the year the iconic model train manufacturer was founded. On Thursday, October 2, they have a bigger cause for celebration: the debut of the Lionel Train Adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo.

The exciting new attraction is located near the zoo’s West Gate and just south of Regenstein Macaque Forest. The track-less 28-passenger train crosses over a quaint country bridge and wends its way past forest and canyon scenery before returning to a red brick station. It features coal cars and a wheelchair-accessible caboose.

Grand Opening Weekend: Thursday, October 2–Sunday, October 5

Lionel Train Adventure opens to the public at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 2! Highlights during the grand opening weekend include:

  • Free rides for all visitors (Thursday only)
  • Free rides all weekend long for Lincoln Park Zoo members (Thursday–Sunday)
  • Meet Lenny the Lion mascot (Thursday only)
  • Enjoy Lionel Trains play sets (Thursday only) and zoo activity carts
  • First 50 passengers receive a free Lionel wooden train whistle
  • Look for details on a special Lionel Trains giveaway

Starting Monday, October 6, rides cost $3 per person per ride. Tickets are sold at the Lionel Train Adventure station. This is a seasonal attraction that will not operate during winter or inclement weather conditions.