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  • Fall Fest

    For Wildlife. For All. For Fall! Dive into the wonderful world of autumn, from picking the perfect pumpkin to clambering up a hay mountain, with Lincoln Park Zoo’s fifth annual Fall Fest. This free, family-friendly celebration injects the heart of Chicago with a little harvest fun each year from September–October.

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  • Harvest Dinner at the Patio

    Fridays: October 4, 11, 18, and 25. Experience an extraordinary harvest feast at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Patio at Cafe Brauer featuring the best locally sourced ingredients, seasonal vegetables, fruits, whole roasts, and wine all while dining under the great harvest moon.

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  • Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow

    Ever wonder what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, and cash bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event.

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  • Welcome Rhino Calf

    Zoo babies take a lot of science, especially when they are critically endangered eastern black rhinoceroses. Follow the calf's journey every step of the way using #RhinoWatch on social media!

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  • Zoomba at the Zoo

    Sunday, October 6. Join us at the zoo this fall for fitness fun for all levels. Experience Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, and Hip-Hop all in one 90 minute class!

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $135 million The Pride of Chicago campaign includes a new Learning Center and Visitor Center as well as upcoming renovations of Kovler Lion House.

    Learn About the Campaign

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    How do animals tell you how they’re feeling? Through science! Different noninvasive techniques allow us to provide world-class animal care at the zoo and conserve endangered species across the world.

    Read the Spring 2019 Issue

  • Feeling hopeful?

    Then is Lincoln Park Zoo the zoo for you!

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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

October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30
Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

Friday-Sundays September 27–October 27 and Monday October 14 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For Wildlife. For All. For Fall! Dive into the wonderful world of autumn, from picking the perfect pumpkin to clambering up a hay mountain, with Lincoln Park Zoo’s fifth annual Fall Fest. This free, family-friendly celebration injects the heart of Chicago with a little harvest fun each year from September–October.

October 24
Ever wonder what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out.

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