ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Tickets are required for all guests on all dates, including free admission nights.

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Sign Up for Winter Break Camp

For children in grades PreK-5, Winter Break Camp is the perfect way to explore the zoo and learn about animals and nature in-person!

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Gift an ADOPT this Holiday Season

Get your loved ones a unique gift that supports their favorite zoo animal with an ADOPT package!

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Get Festive at Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Head to your zoo on December 15 to celebrate the holidays after-hours among 2.5 million lights!

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Read the Fall/Winter Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

In this issue, read all about some of the surprising science taking place year-round and more!

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Guests crossing the Main Mall during the day A map of the zoo Polar bear in exhibit Guests crossing the Main Mall at night Young guests peering through glass into an animal habitat

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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Bali myna in exhibit
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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ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Select Dates: November 19–January 1

Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday-Sunday.

Guests enjoying light displays during ZooLights

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Thursday, December 15

Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with Adults Night Out: Holidaze!

Zoo Year’s Eve

Saturday, December 31

Ring in the New Year within the glow of millions of lights at this 21+ event!