Special Member Appreciation Activities
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!
What's Available for Members?
Zoo Safari Tours
Safari level members and above can enjoy an expert look at our amazing animals with free guided walking tours of the zoo.
Have you ever wondered how your family compares to ours? Take a walk on the wild side and meet the many animal families that call the zoo home. You’ll discover what makes each animal family unique as we explore how our animals prepare and care for their young.
Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. (Family) Register
Step into Africa: Regenstein African Journey Tour
Join us on a journey that will take you through the wetlands, into the forest, and out onto the savannahs of Africa. During this front-of-house tour, you’ll be guided through the exhibits of the zoo’s award-winning Regenstein African Journey building, where you’ll learn about the current residents and their homes both at the zoo and in the wild.
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. (Adults Only) Register
Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. (Family) Register
Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. (Adults Only) Online registration for this tour will be available at a later date.
Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. (Family Friendly) Online registration for this tour will be available at a later date.
Sunday, August 24, 10 a.m. (Family Friendly) Online registration for this tour will be available at a later date.
A Walk through Time
For nearly 150 years, Lincoln Park Zoo has been a vibrant fixture in the city of Chicago. From the days of bowler hat-wearing zookeepers to apes using touch screen computers, we’ll journey through time to explore Lincoln Park Zoo’s rich history: showcasing how one Chicago park that was given a pair of swans transformed into a global leader in conservation and animal care.
Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. (Adults Only) Register
Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. (Adults Only) Online registration for this tour will be available at a later date.
Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. (Adults Only ) Online registration for this tour will be available at a later date.
Choose Your Own Safari
Get ready to put on your safari hats and take your family on a unique zoo adventure! This tour, modeled after the popular book series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” gives you the chance to decide where you’ll go and what you’ll see as you travel through an imaginary park in the African wilderness.
Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m. (Family Friendly) Register
Sunday, July 27, 10 a.m. (Family Friendly) Online registration for this tour will be available at a later date.
Saturday, May 3, 8-10 a.m.
Entrance to event located just north of the Helen Brach Primate House
Lincoln Park Zoo invites members to celebrate spring with a special Members-Only Morning! The south end of the zoo will open early just for members, giving them a chance to see animals like never before.
This exclusive event will feature the Helen Brach Primate House, Regenstein Center for African Apes and the Antelope & Zebra Area. Get a sneak peak on how keepers and animals—including monkeys, gorillas, kangaroos and zebras—start their day!
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!