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!

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  • Easter Sunday Brunch

    April 12. 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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  • 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

Saturday, April 11
Hop on over to Lincoln Park Zoo for our annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza. Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basket full of fun family activities!

May 9
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!

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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