Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • Feeling hopeful?

    Then is Lincoln Park Zoo the zoo for you!

    See why!

  • Changing the Approach to Caring for Ambassador Animals

    Here at Lincoln Park Zoo we believe in data-informed decision making and putting animal welfare first. After evaluating several of our programs over the last few years with the help of the Animal Welfare Science Program, Animal Care, and Learning departments, the zoo is making “animal-first” changes to programming that involves ambassador animals.

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  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    How do animals tell you how they’re feeling? Through science! Different noninvasive techniques allow us to provide world-class animal care at the zoo and conserve endangered species across the world.

    Read the Spring 2019 Issue

  • On the Watch

    Zoo babies take a lot of science, especially when they are critically endangered eastern black rhinoceroses. Follow the pregnancy every step of the way using #RhinoWatch on social media!

    Read the Blog Posts

  • 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

  • Father's Day BBQ Brunch

    Treat your father to something especially wild at Lincoln Park Zoo's historic Cafe Brauer. Choose between four sessions that will feature live music and an incredible BBQ-themed breakfast brunch buffet, as well as coffee, juice, and soft drinks.

    Learn More and Register

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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

Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15
Savor a selection of more than 150 craft beers at the fifth annual beer festival, Craft Brews, hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events! Beer tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens during this one-of-a-kind, after-hours experience just for adults.

Sunday, June 2
Run for the Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The 41st annual Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

May 16, June 7 & July 13, 2019
Inspired by wildlife? Come paint beautiful animals with Pinot’s Palette artists and experts from Lincoln Park Zoo! As you paint your favorite species, learn some fascinating facts about these animals, including how the zoo cares for and conserves them.

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