Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Guardians in the Storm

    When temperatures drop, keepers and grounds crews head in to care for the nearly 200 species at the zoo. Spend a day at the zoo with dedicated staff in this visual tour.

    View the Photo Roundup

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Take a shine to zoo holiday events and gifts, tap into snow monkey science, and and learn about a global gathering that’s saving wildlife worldwide.

    Read the Winter 2018 Issue

  • Help Keep the Zoo Free

    80% of our funding comes from people like you. Please consider donating today and help keep the zoo open 365 days a year.

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $135 million Pride of Chicago campaign includes a new Learning Center and Visitor Center as well as a transformation of the historic Kovler Lion House at the heart of the zoo.

    Learn About the Campaign

  • Easter Egg-Stravaganza

    Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basket full of fun family activities!

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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

Saturday, May 11
Where can you enjoy grilled cheese, doughnuts, pierogis, tacos, and more—all in one place? At Food Truck Social at Lincoln Park Zoo, of course!

Saturday, April 27
Join us for official Chicago Wine Fest, an elevated wine tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses. Come throw back some great food and enjoy live musical performances, all while sampling some of the best varietals from around the world.

Sunday, April 21
Celebrate Easter Sunday with your loved ones while savoring a delicious meal, mingling with the Easter Bunny, and enjoying breathtaking views of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk!

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