Lincoln Park Zoo’s signature adults-only (18+) event returns June 26, just in time to ring in the summer and celebrate Pride Month! This is your chance to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close. No kids. No crowds. Just strolling and sipping and getting some much-needed outside time.
• Drag Queen BINGO (insert queen’s name once confirmed) with great prizes!
• A DJ featuring all your favorite LGBTQIA+ artists
• LGBTQIA+-owned businesses showcasing their wares
• Animal enrichment
• Cash bar
Zoo members: to apply your discount, please enter the first three digits of your membership ID in the “Enter Promotional Code” field when purchasing tickets.
Win Free Admission to Animals Have PRIDE, Too
All guests who register by noon on June 10 will receive free admission to the zoo’s Animals Have PRIDE, Too: Virtual Chat on June 10. Back by popular demand, this chat by senior population biologist John Andrews invites attendees to discover same-sex sexual behaviors, transvestism, transsexualism, and more in the animal kingdom.
You will receive a promo code for this event in your Adults Night Out registration confirmation.
It’s our responsibility to minimize barriers and ensure that everyone can fully experience the zoo. Our programs, spaces, and facilities are fully accessible to our visitors, volunteers, and staff.
COVID Information and FAQs
How is Lincoln Park Zoo handling COVID-19?
Safety first. Our policies and procedures are designed to enhance the safety of our guests and staff, as well as the animals in our care. In addition to zoo staff making regular rounds to clean and disinfect all public areas, here are our COVID safety measures*:
All guests over the age of 2 must wear a face covering in all indoor areas, and outdoors when not able to maintain six feet between your party and others.
Outdoor food and retail kiosks will be open. Most will be serving primarily grab-and-go items. Credit cards are preferred for payment.
All staff are required to wear PPE, and we will be increasing the frequency of cleaning high-touch areas.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the East and West Gates. Guests may also wash their hands at the restrooms at Regenstein Macaque Forest and the East Gate.
*As a reminder, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
What parts of the zoo will be open, and will I see animals?
Adults Night Out will take place throughout Lincoln Park Zoo’s buildings and grounds. Plan for buildings to be closed; however, depending on City and State COVID guidelines, some buildings may be open (just like during our regular daytime hours).
Animals that live at Lincoln Park Zoo always have the choice to be indoors or out, in view of the public or not. This is a zoo policy that promotes positive animal welfare. We hope many animals will choose to be outside, but they may choose to spend their evening indoors. Make sure to stop by animal habitats when they’re receiving enrichment (the schedule will be in your online program) for the highest likelihood of great animal viewing!
Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Maybe. If tickets remain available, a limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, though, as this event always sells out quickly!
I am a member. How can I apply my membership number?
To redeem your member discount, please follow the below steps:
Click “REGISTER NOW” at the top of the website.
In the top-right-hand corner, select “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE.”
Enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number.
Select “APPLY CODE.”
Select the number of tickets you wish to purchase.
Proceed to checkout.
Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund? What happens if there is inclement weather?
If you are not able to make it to the event, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or family member. We do not offer refunds for changed plans or inability to attend. All events will be held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!
How do I enter the event and can I re-enter once checked in?
Enter the zoo at the East Gate on Cannon/Fullerton (the zoo’s parking lot) or the West Gate at Stockton/Webster. Tickets can be scanned on your smartphone or on a printed sheet of paper. Re-entry is not permitted.
What items are prohibited at this event?
Lincoln Park Zoo has a strict policy of restricted items for this event. Bags will be checked by security at the gates. Please make note of the below items that are restricted:
• NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES
• No water bottles, beverage containers, cans, or bottles
• No folding chairs
• No luggage of any kind
• No animals (with the exception of service animals)
• No coolers (unless medically required)
• No illegal substances
• No noisemakers or balloons
• No segways or motorized scooters
• No thermal containers
• No weapons
• No remote-controlled aircrafts or drones
• No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate