Bonus Extras for the Zoo’s Strongest Supporters
Make the most of your visit, and experience the zoo as only members can. Show off your membership card to take part in these exclusive member appreciation activities!
Save the Date
Member Sneak Peek: Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove
September 30, 9-11 a.m.
October 1, 8-10 a.m.
Join us to see the zoo's newest exhibit, featuring African penguins! Members are invited to see the new, state-of-the-art habitat before it opens to the public. During this event, you’ll have exclusive access to the entire exhibit and will be among the first visitors to experience new educational programming. We’re busy planning a full schedule of activities to enhance this experience—from expert chats with bird keepers and educators to penguin-themed crafts for kids!
Member Sneak Peek: Walter Family Arctic Tundra
November 11, 9-11 a.m.
November 12, 8-11 a.m.
As a Lincoln Park Zoo member, you are invited to be one of the first to see the Walter Family Arctic Tundra, the zoo’s new home for polar bears! The state-of-the-art exhibit is expertly engineered to support a rich environment for polar bears and, eventually, polar bear cubs. Join us to learn about the exhibit and polar bears from those who know best—our Learning and Animal Care staff. Don't miss out on this exciting event!
Members-Only Night at ZooLights
December 8, 4-9 p.m.
Stroll through the zoo without crowds during this annual members-only ZooLights event. Spark holiday excitement in the whole family and mark your calendar for this special evening.
Flaunt Your Membership—and Reap Rewards
Do you wear membership gear when you visit the zoo? If not, you may want to start! This summer, we will be wandering zoo grounds, looking for current members wearing their membership swag. Each week, we will randomly select one member to receive a prize package.
Don't have any membership gear? Visit Gateway Pavilion, where you can purchase anything from an umbrella to a t-shirt for just $10.
Special Discounts on Food and Shopping
Every day, all day, Lincoln Park Zoo members receive special discounts on zoo purchases:
- 10% discount at zoo shops, Park Place Café and the Patio at Café Brauer
- 25% discount at Café at Wild Things
- 15% discount on education programs for children and adults
- 50% discount on stroller rentals
Not a member? Join today to start a year of wild memories!