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Support for Lincoln Park Zoo enables millions of visitors to experience the wonders of wildlife. State-of-the-art animal care, worldwide conservation and wide-ranging education programs are made possible through your memberships and donations.


Donors like you play an essential role in keeping Lincoln Park Zoo free and open every day of the year. There are a variety of Ways to Give to support the zoo—find the option that works best for you!

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Lincoln Park Zoo members enjoy free parking, invitations to SuperZooPicnic and Jammin' at the Zoo, discounts at zoo shops and cafés, and other exclusive benefits.

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Team LPZoo 26.2 logo and Lincoln Park Zoo's African lion Sahar  
Team LPZoo 26.2
Our 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon team receives special benefits and helps raise funds for animal care, wildlife conservation and public programs at Lincoln Park Zoo!
Learn More About Team LPZoo 26.2
  Shop the Zoo’s Wish List
Support wildlife species at Lincoln Park Zoo by purchasing items—from nutritious treats to enrichment amenities—that enhance their daily care and welfare. Wish List items are added continuously, so you can make a difference all year long!
Shop the Wish List!
Donor Clubs
Demonstrate you commitment to Lincoln Park Zoo with a Donor Club contribution. Members of the zoo’s Donor Clubs enjoy exclusive learning opportunities with animals, curators and keepers.
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  Corporate Partnerships
An investment in Lincoln Park Zoo represents a partnership with Chicago's most-visited cultural institution. Your support sends a message to employees, clients and the community about your dedication to Chicago and the world’s wildlife.
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Lincoln Park Zoo members can show off their membership card to take part in exclusive member appreciation activities!
Special Member Activities
Members—get the most out of your visit! Experience the zoo as only members can.
See Special Member Perks


The biggest factor in Lincoln Park Zoo remaining free and open 365 days a year is your support!
How Does the Zoo Stay Free?
Your support is the biggest factor, but we share all the details in our special Zoo FAQ feature.
Read All About It


ADOPT a Hoffman's two-toed sloth
You can support the sloths' care with a sloth ADOPT purchase!

  President and CEO Kevin Bell shares a meeting with one of the zoo's biggest supporters: an 8-year-old who raised funds to support the zoo's conservation work in the Serengeti.
Helping Hands
President and CEO Kevin Bell meets an 8-year-old who raised funds to support conservation work in the Serengeti.
Read the Post from the President


Annual Report 2015
The zoo welcomed new faces and new heights in conservation, learning and care last year.
Download the Annual Report 
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