For Wildlife. For All.

For Wildlife. For All.

For Wildlife. For All.
For Wildlife. For All.

Visit Lincoln Park Zoo from anywhere in the world!

View daily streaming cameras courtesy of zoolife and virtually visit iguanas, monkeys, birds, and lions!

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Run for the Zoo

Now in its 45th year, runners of all levels and abilities have been raising money to support Lincoln Park Zoo with Run for the Zoo!

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Campout at the Zoo

Interested in seeing Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals after hours? Join us for Saturday evening only or the overnight campout!
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Gorilla Trek – A Virtual Reality Experience

Venture with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Tara Stoinski as she ascends 10,000 feet through dense and unforgiving Volcanoes National Park. She leads Immotion’s award-winning VR team in documenting the family dynamics of these majestic and critically endangered creatures.

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Help Keep Your Zoo Free

80% of the zoo’s operating costs are supported by zoo members, donors, and visitors. You can help keep the zoo free by becoming a member or donor today!

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Protecting the Djéké Triangle

The Republic of Congo passed a law that will protect a pristine area known for its chimpanzees, gorillas, and large mammals.

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Today at the Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is Open. No reservations are needed.

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Creating a Place for Connection

In a city where skyscrapers are built every day, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to being the place in Chicago for all things wildlife—where children learn to love animals, where adults rediscover what it’s like to wonder, and where nature isn’t just an escape, but the priority.

Work Grounded in Purpose

Animal Care staff working with a seal


Animal care comes first. It’s why we prioritize individual well-being over everything. With the help of our scientific research team, staff and volunteers work to provide the best animal care and welfare outcomes for each animal.

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Bali myna in exhibit


The first step in protecting wildlife populations is learning how; the next step is doing something about it. With one of the largest zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country, we fund, support, and lead research projects locally and globally.

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A zoo educators talking to young guests


We all share one global wildlife community. Through engagement and education, we connect people with nature across the greater Chicagoland area. Our commitment to community here contributes to defending wildlife everywhere.

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Upcoming Events

Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo

June 17
7—10 p.m.

Savor a selection of more than 100 craft beers and ciders at the eighth annual Craft Brews beer festival, hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events!

SuperZoo Picnic

Friday, June 23
5—8:30 p.m.

SuperZooPicnic is our exclusive, after-hours celebration just for Lincoln Park Zoo members. Members and their guests get the entire zoo to themselves for an evening of family fun!

Summer Wine Fest

July 28
6:30—10 p.m.

Get ready to stroll, sip, and savor at Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Summer Wine Fest! This 21+ event will feature more than 50 different varieties of wine from 20 wineries, all of which you’ll enjoy while wandering through the zoo’s lush gardens and alongside animal habitats.

Keep Your Zoo Free

80% of our operating costs are supported by zoo members, donors, and visitors. With your support, we’re proud to say that we’ve kept the zoo free and accessible to everyone for the past 150 years. Together, we can keep it that way.



African penguins in exhibit