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.

Please note: Some benefits may not be available during the COVID-19 pandemic as we follow City and State guidelines to ensure guests safety.

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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Virtual Animal Experiences

Various Dates Through July

Join an animal expert for an intimate look at the fascinating animals at Lincoln Park Zoo through one of four unique formats: Meet-and-Greet, Cognition and Care, Enrichment, or Feeding.

Virtual Run for the Zoo

June 5–13

Stay active, connect to nature, and support Lincoln Park Zoo during this critical time—all while staying safe and practicing social distancing in your own community!

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