Become a Member

Benefit as You Support the Zoo

Support your free zoo by becoming a Lincoln Park Zoo member. Zoo membership lets you forge a closer connection with our amazing animals. Members enjoy invitations to exclusive zoo events, free and reduced parking, and discounts on zoo programs and purchases.


Receive unlimited parking when you visit the zoo*

  Receive invitations to special Members-Only Mornings and two free parking passes!   Receive invitations to special Members-Only Mornings!

Enjoy free or discounted admission at more than 100 zoos and aquariums nationwide!

Zoos and aquariums listed on the Reciprocal Admissions List have agreed to participate for the entire calendar year.

Occasionally, zoos and aquariums are added to this list. Please check the AZA website regularly for the most current list.

Please note, however, that institutions within 100 miles of Lincoln Park Zoo may not reciprocate with us (including Shedd Aquarium, Brookfield Zoo and Milwaukee Zoo.) We suggest you call the other institutions prior to your visit there to confirm their reciprocal policies.

Reciprocal Admissions List

Special Member Appreciation Activities

Lincoln Park Zoo members can show off their membership card to take part in exclusive member appreciation activities!

Bonus Extras for the Zoo’s Strongest Supporters
Members—get the most out of your visit! Experience the zoo as only members can.

Membership is Tax Deductible

Your Lincoln Park Zoo Membership dues are tax deductible after subtracting the value of goods and services you received from your membership. The value of the goods and services for the different membership levels is:

Individual: $0

Household: $24

Safari: $35