Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Changing the Approach to Caring for Ambassador Animals

    Here at Lincoln Park Zoo we believe in data-informed decision making and putting animal welfare first. After evaluating several of our programs over the last few years with the help of the Animal Welfare Science Program, Animal Care, and Learning departments, the zoo is making “animal-first” changes to programming that involves ambassador animals.

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  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    How do animals tell you how they’re feeling? Through science! Different noninvasive techniques allow us to provide world-class animal care at the zoo and conserve endangered species across the world.

    Read the Spring 2019 Issue

  • On the Watch

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

    Read the Blog Posts

  • Help Keep the Zoo Free

    80% of our funding comes from people like you. Please consider donating today and help keep the zoo open 365 days a year.

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $135 million Pride of Chicago campaign includes a new Learning Center and Visitor Center as well as a transformation of the historic Kovler Lion House at the heart of the zoo.

    Learn About the Campaign

  • Food Truck Social

    Where can you enjoy grilled cheese, doughnuts, pierogis, tacos, and more—all in one place? At Food Truck Social at Lincoln Park Zoo, of course!

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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

Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15
Savor a selection of more than 150 craft beers at the fifth annual beer festival, Craft Brews, hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events! Beer tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens during this one-of-a-kind, after-hours experience just for adults.

Select Dates, May 1 - September 29, 2019
Keep your life wild and free with Lincoln Park Zoo’s Fitness at the Zoo program in 2019! Experience a breezy new take on your fitness schedule and choose from more than 75 professionally taught classes, including Power Vinyasa Yoga, Happy Bodies Yoga, and meditation. Nature Boardwalk provides a unique, peaceful environment for practicing yoga among shady trees and chirping birds while reconnecting with nature.

Sunday, April 21
Celebrate Easter Sunday with your loved ones while savoring a delicious meal, mingling with the Easter Bunny, and enjoying breathtaking views of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk!

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Rhino Watch
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