Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Thanks to the Zoo Heroes

    While humans aren’t quite built for this cold, our committed animal care staff are truly built for their role as caretakers. They keep the animals safe despite the record-breaking cold conditions.

    Check out the Winter Warriors

  • Guardians in the Storm

    As the city shut down, keepers and grounds crews headed in to care for the nearly 200 species at the zoo. Spend a day at the zoo with dedicated staff in this visual tour.

    View the Photo Roundup

  • 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

  • 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.

    Donate Now


  • 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 $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

  • Easter Egg-Stravaganza

    Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basket full of fun family activities!

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  • ADOPT a Polar Bear

    When you support Lincoln Park Zoo’s ADOPT program, you support great care, food, and fun for your favorite species. Make a new year’s resolution this February to help the Arctic’s most iconic species: the polar bear!

    Learn More

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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, May 11
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!

Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 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!

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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