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Hours & Location

Current Hours

Until Further Notice

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

(All zoo buildings are closed)

Location

East Gate & Paid Parking
2400 N. Cannon Drive

Directions

Administrative Office

2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Parking

Membership Benefits

Zoo members receive discounted or free parking benefits, in addition to a host of other benefits.

Learn More

Taxis & Rideshares

Pickups and drop-offs should be directed to West Gate, near the corner of Stockton Drive and Webster Avenue.

Location

The parking lot entrance is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 N. Cannon Drive).

Hours

The parking lot opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m.

Rates

Parking is free for the first half hour. After that, rates range from $20–35 per day and include applicable parking taxes. Prices are subject to change.

Green Transportation

Help Cut Carbon

For those who have the option, traveling to Lincoln Park Zoo using alternative methods helps reduce your carbon footprint.

Take Action With Us

Buses

The 22, 36, 151, and 156 buses stop along the western edge of the zoo.

To learn more about taking the CTA, call 312-836-7000 or use the CTA’s trip-planner.

Trains

The Brown and Purple lines stop at the Armitage station and the Red Line stops at the Fullerton Station, which are all about one mile west of the zoo.

To learn more about taking the CTA, call 312-836-7000 or use the CTA’s trip-planner.

Bicycles

Bicycle racks are located near East Gate, West Gate, North Gate, and Café Brauer Gate, with additional racks along Cannon and Stockton drives. There are also several nearby Divvy stations.

Information

Searle Visitor Center

The zoo’s guest and member services are located inside Searle Visitor Center at the zoo’s East Gate entrance.

Find on the Map

The Member Center

The Member Center, generously funded by the Women’s Board, is located in the west wing of the Visitor Center.

Find on the Map

At the Visitor Center, guests can find:

• The Information Desk
• First Aid and Public Safety
• The Lost and Found
• Strollers, Wheelchairs, and Electric Convenience Vehicles
• A Quiet Room (for breastfeeding, prayer, quiet space, air conditioning, etc.)

At the Member Center, guests can:

• Join the zoo, renew membership, or purchase a gift membership
• ADOPT an Animal
• Purchase a gift for an animal from the zoo’s Wish List
• Make a donation of any amount
• Discover member benefits, like free parking, access to members-only events, and discounts at the Gift Shop and on ticketed events

Seasonal Hours

September–October

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

November–March

10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

April–Memorial Day 2021

10 a.m.–5 p.m.