ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Tickets now available! $5 Wednesday through Sunday, and FREE on Mondays and Tuesdays! Limited capacity.

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Discover Lions at Pepper Family Wildlife Center - Now Open

Meet the newest residents and learn how you can take action with us to save species.

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Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Lift your holiday spirits with seasonal cocktails, a DJ, animal chats, and more! 18+

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Shop and Support

Zoo gifts are great gifts! Shop ornaments, plush animals, holiday cards, apparel, and more.

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Tanzania Conservation Research Program

Learn how Lincoln Park Zoo is helping people and wildlife thrive together in Tanzania.

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Guests crossing the Main Mall during the day A map of the zoo Polar bear in exhibit Guests crossing the Main Mall at night Young guests peering through glass into an animal habitat

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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Bali myna in exhibit
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

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ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Select Dates: November 19–January 2

Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever in 2021 with our new Pepper Family Wildlife Center at the heart of the zoo, a new holiday lights experience on our Main Mall, and an exciting new light show on our South Lawn

Guests enjoying light displays during ZooLights

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Thursday, December 16

Enjoy millions of LED lights, seasonal drinks, an enchanted forest, music, and bars throughout the zoo at this unique after-hours experience.

Zoo Year’s Eve

December 31

Take a break from the bars and start a new tradition: spend New Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo!