REOPENING JUNE 29: Reservations and face coverings required. Read More

  • Welcome back!

    Member Preview Weekend: June 26-28
    Open to the Public: June 29
    Reservations and face coverings required.

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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

Lincoln Park Zoo is now offering exciting virtual experiences that allow you to engage and interact like never before. Enjoy animal meet-and-greets, gardening tutorials, happy hours and more!


Saturday, September 12
Join thousands of 20- and 30-somethings for Night at the Zoo! This adults-only event will let guests experience the zoo's amazing animals and gardens with beer or wine in hand. There will be food for purchase, DJ entertainment, games, giveaways, and more.

September 18 and 19
Savor a selection of more than 150 craft beers at the sixth annual beer festival, Craft Brews, hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events!

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