For Wildlife. For All.

For Wildlife. For All.

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

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New Lincoln Park Zoo Web App

There’s a new way to navigate your visit! In our new web app, you can explore an interactive map, see what to do during your visit, learn about your favorite animals, and more—no download required.

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Summer Wine Fest

Summer Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo is back! Featuring 50 wines from leading winemaking regions, this summer garden party is not to be missed.
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Help Us Save Primates

Voice your support for the Captive Primate Safety Act and help us end the use of primates as pets and performers.
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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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’90s/2000s Night at the Zoo

Dip right back into your favorite decades at this adults-only, end-of-summer party at Lincoln Park Zoo.
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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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News

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

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Care

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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Conservation

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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Community

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.

Zoo Ball 2024

Friday, July 12

Zoo Ball, now in its 47th year, is the zoo’s signature fundraiser. The gala helps ensure Lincoln Park Zoo remains free and open to all and provides critical support for animal care and welfare, global conservation initiatives, learning and community engagement programs.

Summer Wine Fest

Friday, July 26

Summer Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo is back! Featuring 50 wines from leading winemaking regions, this summer garden party is not to be missed.

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.

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