The Pride of Chicago

The Pride of Chicago

Japanese macaques

With your help, we have successfully concluded The Pride of Chicago capital campaign with over $143 million raised from more than 700 contributors.

This nine-year initiative advanced Lincoln Park Zoo’s reputation as an immersive home for wildlife, an inspiring and free experience for guests, and a leader in conservation, science, and learning.

About the Campaign

The Pride of Chicago capital campaign enabled Lincoln Park Zoo to create exciting, engaging exhibits and innovative spaces.

  • Four innovative animal habitats:
  • Pepper Family Wildlife Center
  • Walter Family Arctic Tundra
  • Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove
  • Regenstein Macaque Forest
  • Hurvis Learning Center
  • Searle Visitor Center
  • First-ever Member Lounge
  • Reimagined Main Mall, East and West Entrance Gates, and lush green spaces and gardens

Lincoln Park Zoo applied scientific expertise using the zoo’s exclusive work in conservation and animal welfare research to design and construct buildings, habitats, and spaces. It also upgraded the zoo’s technological infrastructure, providing free Wi-Fi and attending to the details of inclusivity and accessibility.

The zoo solidified its financial footing by creating new sources of revenue, increasing philanthropic contributions and stabilizing investments in capital, endowment, and annual giving to ensure a long, healthy financial future for Lincoln Park Zoo.

Thank you for your support.

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