Here’s everything you need to make your visit the best it can be.
Hundreds of animal and plant species live at the zoo—from lemurs to lizards, flora to fauna.
Science happens here. Learn about our greater commitment to wildlife conservation.
Learning is one of our biggest initiatives. Explore our many programs dedicated to inspiring passion for wildlife.
Everything we do is rooted in our mission: to connect people with nature.
The zoo is free and open to everyone because of your support. Find out how you can contribute.
The Pride of Chicago
With your help, we have successfully concluded The Pride of Chicago capital campaign with over $143 million raised from more than 700 contributors.
The zoo hosts dozens of events every year for families, adults, and members.
Did you know you can rent the zoo for your own private event? Learn More
Transform the heart of the zoo into an epic centerpiece for your large-scale event. Bordered by historic zoo attractions, the Main Mall has views of African lions, harbor seals, and the historic Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café.