Visitors overlooking Waterfowl Lagoon

Your Membership Matters

Save species and support the zoo! By becoming a zoo member, you’re funding learning programs, supporting animal care and conservation initiatives, and keeping admission free. And you get some great benefits, too.



General Membership

With your zoo membership, you’ll receive invitations to exclusive member events, free or discounted parking, and great deals on programs and public events.


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Donor Clubs

Upgrade your membership and enjoy private zoo tours, invitations to Donor Club-exclusive events, and more.


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Chairman’s Council

With an impactful investment in the zoo and our mission, you receive the most exclusive benefits.


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Children watching otters in exhibit

All Members Receive

  • Free or discounted parking, all year round*
  • Access to the Member Lounge at Searle Visitor Center
  • Invitations to attend sneak previews and members-only events
  • Discounts on tickets for the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure
  • Discounts on camps and other youth programs
  • Discounts at the Gift Shop and zoo restaurants
  • Discounts on stroller rentals
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 100 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited institutions nationwide (visit for details)
  • Subscription to Lincoln Park Zoo magazine

*parking discount is dependent on membership level. See details below.

Membership Levels


Safari Membership

  • All member benefits listed above
  • Unlimited free parking
  • Early registration opportunities for Summer Conservation Camp and Zoo Crew
  • Two free tickets to SuperZooPicnic ($23 value)


Household Membership

  • All member benefits listed above
  • Two free parking passes (save up to $35 each visit)*
  • Discounted $12 flat-rate parking fee for every additional visit


Individual Membership

  • All member benefits listed above
  • $12 flat-rate parking fee every time you visit the zoo


Discounted Events and Programs for Members

Many of our programs and events are discounted for members.

View our calendar to learn more.

More Information

For information on making a stock gift, scheduling monthly giving, or making your dollar go further with a matching gift, see more ways to give.