Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Take a shine to zoo holiday events and gifts, tap into snow monkey science, and and learn about a global gathering that’s saving wildlife worldwide.

    Read the Winter 2018 Issue

  • 150 Years of
    Lincoln Park Zoo

    Celebrate the zoo’s 150th anniversary! Join us for the opening day festivities of a special exhibition and explore an interactive timeline.

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  • So Much To Care For

    Learn more about Lincoln Park Zoo’s comprehensive animal care program.

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $125 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

  • ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

    The one-of-a-kind experience offers fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebrations that feature luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities…all under the glow of 2.5 million lights! Begins November 23.

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  • A.D.O.P.T. an animal today

    Animals Depend On People Too. When you ADOPT a Lincoln Park Zoo animal, you support expert animal care, and you can get a wildly unique gift for the animal lover in your life!

    Click to ADOPT

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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

Thursday, November 29
Get tickets while they last for this illuminated, adults-only, festive celebration packed with animal chats and seasonal fun and games—like our gnome hunt challenge!

Friday, November 16
Don't miss this special evening with renowned conservationist Mark Stanley Price, a pioneering leader in the field of wildlife reintroduction. In this talk Stanley Price shares serious science in an informal atmosphere. Sip wine and soak up some knowledge!

Tuesday, November 27
Browse an amazing array of unique wares from local artisans, shops, and boutiques against the backdrop of 2.5 million lights and animal exhibits!

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The zoo will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 16 for a Members-Only event. The zoo will open at 4:30 p.m. for members to enjoy their ZooLights preview.