OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

  • This is How We Do
    Conservation

    From Africa to Sweet Home Chicago, our scientists go to the ends of the earth to protect and conserve endangered species great and small. And we think they're all pretty great.

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  • Run for the Zoo

    Run for Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The race has sold out the last five years! The 40th 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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  • 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!

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  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Lincoln Park Zoo collaborates for the care and conservation of chimpanzees and gorillas and more.

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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

  • Greener Cities

    The zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute is pioneering a global network for healthier urban habitats one animal photo at a time.

    Get the Bigger Picture

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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

Sunday June 3
The Safari Stampede Presented by GEMS World Academy Chicago Early Years is a mini obstacle course for kids to express their inner animal! Children ages 3-6 years old can participate in the Safari Stampede, located on the South Lawn near Park Place Cafe.

Sunday, May 13
Treat mom to a delicious, scenic experience at Lincoln Park Zoo's historic Cafe Brauer.

Saturday, May 19
Experience artisan twists on grilled cheese, doughnuts, pierogis, tacos and more at food trucks parked throughout the zoo after-hours.

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