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?

SuperZooPicnic: Monkey See, Monkey Zoo

June 19, 2015

A swinging good time was had by all at this year's SuperZooPicnic, Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual after-hours celebration just for zoo members. Subtitled “Monkey See, Monkey Zoo”—a nod to the recent opening of Regenstein Macaque Forest—the family-oriented fun featured primate-themed games and talks, inflatable obstacle courses, dancing to music by a DJ, pie-eating contests and free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and new Lionel Train Adventure. This year’s event also started an hour earlier than usual!

Win a Behind-the-Scenes Zoo Tour!

After you attend SuperZooPicnic, complete this survey for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour at the zoo! Your feedback will help us ensure this annual event meets zoo members’ expectations and satisfaction.

2015 SuperZooPicnic Photo Slideshow
Feast your eyes on fun photos from this year’s primate-themed SuperZooPicnic: Monkey See, Monkey Zoo!

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.

Saving Species: Primates (Adults-Only Tour)

Get the inside story on how Lincoln Park Zoo is paving the way for primate conservation. During this discussion-based tour you’ll discover what distinguishes primates from other animals, the struggles certain primates face in the wild and what Lincoln Park Zoo is doing to help save these simians.

Sunday, July 19, 10 a.m. Register for this Zoo Safari Tour

Choose Your Own Safari (Family-Friendly Tour)

Put on your pith helmets and take your family on a unique zoo adventure! This tour, modeled after the popular book series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” lets you decide where you’ll go and what you’ll see while traveling through an imaginary park in the African wilderness.

Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. (Sold Out)

History and Architecture (Adults-Only Tour)

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 the 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, August 22, 10 a.m. Register for this Zoo Safari Tour

Zoo Detectives (Family-Friendly Tour)

Grab your magnifying glass and put on your thinking cap, because it’s time to solve a zoo mystery! On this guided tour you will be traveling from grasslands to tropical forests collecting clues to uncover a mystery animal. As the clues come together, you will not only solve the puzzle, but will learn more about threatened species and conservation.

Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. (Sold Out)

Members-Only Morning

Saturday, August 29

Wake up with the zoo and see animals are you rarely can! Get a sneak peek at how keepers and the animals they care for—including tigers, black bears and otters—start their day.

This fun, FREE event is open to all Lincoln Park Zoo members and is great for adults and families alike. No reservations are required—just show up with your member card and bring as many guests as you want to enjoy the fun. Thanks for your support!

(Members-Only Morning is just one of the many exclusive offerings zoo members enjoy. See our full schedule of upcoming member appreciation activities.)

8–10 a.m.
For Lincoln Park Zoo members of all ages

Please return to this page later for specific program activity information and schedule.

Members-Only Animal Chats

We are currently planning upcoming animal chats. Please check back here later for updates.

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!