Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • So Much To Care For

    Learn more about Lincoln Park Zoo’s comprehensive animal care program.

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $125 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

  • ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

    The one-of-a-kind experience offers fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebrations that feature luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities…all under the glow of 2.5 million lights! Begins November 23.

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  • Holiday A.D.O.P.T.

    What do aardvarks, Hoffman's two-toed sloths, giraffes and African lions have in common?
    They're this year's Holiday ADOPTs from Lincoln Park Zoo!

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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

Monday, December 31
Celebrate Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo! Count down to 2019 while immersed in the glow of ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. Plus, enjoy cash bars (beer, wine, and Champagne), ice sculpting, carousel rides, DJ tunes, games, giveaways, special animal enrichment, and more!

Sunday, December 16
Enjoy a delicious seasonal breakfast, visits with Santa and complimentary cookie decorating for the kids overlooking Lincoln Park Zoo’s scenic Nature Boardwalk. Professional photos will be offered for an additional cost.

Thursday, December 6
The fifth annual BrewLights, presented by Lakeshore Beverage and hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, features craft and seasonal beers on tap throughout the zoo during ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ.

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