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, receive invitations to exclusive member events, free or discounted parking, and great deals on programs and public events.


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Donor Clubs

Go above general 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

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

Membership Levels

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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 $9 flat-rate parking fee for every additional visit

Individual Membership

  • All member benefits listed above
  • $9 flat-rate parking fee every time you visit the zoo

Discounted Events for Members

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Night at the Zoo

Saturday, September 12

Visit the zoo's diverse animals and beautiful gardens, with beer or wine in hand, during this adults-only, after-hours experience.

Virtual Craft Brews at the Zoo

September 18 & 19

Savor a selection of craft beers at this sixth annual beer tasting hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events!

Baby western lowland gorilla lying with mom in exhibit

Breakfast with the Animals: Great Apes

Sunday, September 20

Learn about western lowland gorillas during this one-of-a-kind breakfast at the zoo's Foreman Pavilion or virtually from the comfort of your own home.

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