For Wildlife. For All.

For Wildlife. For All.

For Wildlife. For All.
For Wildlife. For All.


Learn more about African lion cub Lomelok’s long road to recovery, including surgery videos, recovery updates, videos with the Animal Care and Veterinary teams, and more.

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Craft Brews at the Zoo

Kickoff summer at your zoo on June 15! Choose from over 100 craft beer and ciders to sample with your souvenir glass as you wader through the gardens at this annual tasting event for adults only.
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Understanding How Gentrification Affects Urban Wildlife

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute studied how gentrification impacts where urban wildlife chooses to live and the diversity of different species in those areas. The results provide further evidence of how nature is chronically inaccessible to marginalized communities living in cities.
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Malott Family Penguin Encounter

Get up close and personal with the African penguins! Make your zoo visit unforgettable and join experts behind the scenes at the penguins’ habitat to learn more about their lives at the zoo and on the southern African coast.
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Join Us for Early Bird Mornings

Benefits during these members-only mornings include exclusive access to the zoo from 8–10 a.m., free rides on the Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure, free coffee in the Member Center, and more.
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Visit Lincoln Park Zoo from Anywhere in the World!

View daily streaming cameras courtesy of zoolife and virtually visit iguanas, monkeys, birds, and lions!

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Learn about what’s happening at Lincoln Park Zoo, from new animal arrivals to progress on science projects and conservation initiatives.

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Creating a Place for Connection

In a city where skyscrapers are built every day, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to being the place in Chicago for all things wildlife—where children learn to love animals, where adults rediscover what it’s like to wonder, and where nature isn’t just an escape, but the priority.

Work Grounded in Purpose

Animal Care staff working with a seal


Animal care comes first. It’s why we prioritize individual well-being over everything. With the help of our scientific research team, staff and volunteers work to provide the best animal care and welfare outcomes for each animal.

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Bali myna in exhibit


The first step in protecting wildlife populations is learning how; the next step is doing something about it. With one of the largest zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country, we fund, support, and lead research projects locally and globally.

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A zoo educators talking to young guests


We all share one global wildlife community. Through engagement and education, we connect people with nature across the greater Chicagoland area. Our commitment to community here contributes to defending wildlife everywhere.

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Upcoming Events

Sound Meditation with Jay Taylor

Select Dates May 4-October 5

Join sound meditation facilitator Jay Taylor for a series of hour-long immersive experiences inside Pepper Family Wildlife Center.

Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo

Saturday, June 15

Savor the flavor of more than 100 craft beers and ciders at Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual tasting evening!

Adults Night Out: Pride Party Presented by On The Rocks Premium Cocktails and -196 Vodka Seltzer

Thursday, June 27

Start your Pride Weekend festivities on Thursday evening at your zoo, with drag performances, DJ All The Way Kay, animal chats, after-hours access, and more!

Keep Your Zoo Free

80% of our operating costs are supported by zoo members, donors, and visitors. With your support, we’re proud to say that we’ve kept the zoo free and accessible to everyone for the past 150 years. Together, we can keep it that way.



African penguins in exhibit
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