Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Breakfast with the Animals: Small Mammals & Reptiles

    February 29. Start your day surrounded by nature at Breakfast with the Animals! Held inside the zoo’s animal houses, these unique events include delicious breakfast buffets and talks about the houses’ inhabitants by the zoo experts who care for them.

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  • Welcome Rhino Calf

    Zoo babies take a lot of science, especially when they are critically endangered eastern black rhinoceroses. Follow the calf's journey every step of the way using #RhinoWatch on social media!

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $135 million The Pride of Chicago campaign includes a new Learning Center and Visitor Center as well as upcoming renovations of the lion house.

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  • New Year, New Life

    Animal arrivals, holiday happenings, species-saving science, and more in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine.

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  • Feeling hopeful?

    Then is Lincoln Park Zoo the zoo for you!

    See why!

  • Valentine's Day Dinner at Café Brauer

    February 14. Treat your loved one to a one-of-a-kind experience at Lincoln Park Zoo’s historic Café Brauer.

    Choose between two sessions that will feature live music, unlimited drinks, romantic candle light seating, and an incredible dinner buffet.

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  • Murder Mystery Dinner: Best Laid Plans

    Lincoln Park Zoo presents Murder Mystery Dinner: Best Laid Plans, an interactive, 1930s theme party where the audience participates in a live-action, Clue-style game!

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A Day at the Zoo

Meet our latest arrivals, from a Bactrian camel calf to three baby snow monkeys.

More than a dozen state-of-the-art habitats get guests nose to nose with nature.

Nearly 200 species serve as ambassadors for wildlife from around the world.

Make the most of the your visit with sing-along sessions and animal encounters.

Zoo Events

Sunday, March 22
Join us to learn about these animals with exclusive access to Regenstein Center for African Apes during this one-of-a-kind breakfast.

February 2
Experience a mat based Pilates class with a private viewing experience of the primates in the Regenstein Center for African Apes. This all levels mat Pilates class will include strength and stretching exercises.

Sunday, June 7
Run for the Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The 42nd annual Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

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