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Corporate Partnership

An investment in Lincoln Park Zoo represents a partnership with Chicago’s most-visited cultural institution. Beyond enriching the lives of everyone who visits the zoo, your association with this beloved organization sends a clear message to employees, clients, and the community about your dedication to Chicago’s cultural vitality and the preservation of the world’s wildlife.

Ways to Partner

Corporate Membership

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Corporate Sponsors and Donors

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Event Opportunities

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Corporate Membership

Through corporate membership, your company can offer your employees meaningful zoo benefits, including free parking, complimentary invitations to members-only events, and an exclusive group volunteer experience.

Current Members

Corporate Sponsors and Donors

Through corporate sponsorship, corporate grants, and on-grounds promotion, you can position your brand as a friend of the zoo to a great many of its 3.6 million annual visitors.

Event Opportunities

Sponsoring an event allows your company to reach thousands of attendees and members in a way that traditional advertising and promotions can’t. Sponsorship benefits offer extensive recognition, which may include your logo linked with the event name; your company featured on the zoo’s website and in publicity; and recognition in paid advertising, in zoo emails, in social media posts, and on event signage—plus the opportunity to host experiential activations on-grounds to engage with event participants.

On-grounds promotions offer single- or multiple-day opportunities to sample your product and engage with visitors on a busy summer weekend or during a well-attended special event.

Featured Events

Western lowland gorillas in exhibit
February, March, August, September

Breakfast with the Animals

A delicious, family-friendly breakfast at one of the zoo’s animal buildings.

Three children taking a photo with the Easter Bunny atEaster Egg-stravaganza
April

Easter Egg-stravaganza

A family-friendly event with egg hunts, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Guests congregating on the Main Mall during Food Truck Social
May

Food Truck Social

An adults-only experience with more than 30 of the finest meals on wheels.

Runners on the Run for the Zoo course
June

Run for the Zoo

A historic, family-friendly 10K run and 5K run/walk through the zoo.

Guests on the South Lawn during SuperZooPicnic
June

SuperZooPicnic

A family-friendly members-only event with games, music, and food.

Guests posing for a photo at Craft Brews at the Zoo
June

Craft Brews at the Zoo

A one-of-a-kind beer-tasting event featuring 40+ local and regional breweries.

Children sticking out their tongue during zoo camps
June–August

Summer Camps

Inquiry-based, hands-on learning experiences for grade-schoolers and caregivers.

An adult and child enjoying Campout at the Zoo
June–August

Campout at the Zoo

A special, family-friendly, overnight camping experience at the zoo.

A yoga class at Nature Boardwalk
June–September

Yoga at the Zoo

An outdoor workout for the body and mind at Nature Boardwalk.

Zoomba at the Zoo class
June–September

Zoomba at the Zoo

An upbeat dance and aerobic workout with views of the Chicago skyline.

Six adults posing for a photo at Summer Wine Fest
July

Summer Wine Fest

An annual wine-sampling party showcasing the zoo’s amazing landscapes.

Four planes flying through a blue sky during the Chicago Air and Water Show
August

Chicago Air & Water Show

An iconic lakefront event bringing large and enthusiastic crowds through the zoo.

Meerkat in exhibit
September

Tour de’ Cider

A one-of-a-kind cider fest with samplings from regional craft cideries and breweries.

Two guests at Adults Night Out: Great Pumpkin Glow
October

Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow

A special adults-only night of Halloween pleasures with seasonal drinks and fun.

Two children picking out pumpkins at Fall Fest
October–November

Fall Fest

A family-friendly, harvest-themed festival taking place over five long weekends.

Guests enjoying a light display at ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ
November

Members-Only Night: ZooLights Sneak Peek

A family-friendly, members-only sneak peak of 2.5 million dazzling lights.

Guests enjoying a light display at ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ
November–January

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ

A beloved, timeless tradition for families from across the Chicagoland area.

Questions?

For more information about partnering with Lincoln Park Zoo, contact Corporate Alliances at 312-742-2287 or corporatealliances@lpzoo.org.

Corporate Partnership