Location, Hours & Directions


Location, Hours & Directions

  • This is How We Do

    From Africa to Sweet Home Chicago, our scientists go to the ends of the earth to protect and conserve endangered species great and small. And we think they're all pretty great.

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  • Run for the Zoo

    Run for Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The race has sold out the last five years! The 40th annual Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

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  • A.D.O.P.T. an animal today

    Animals Depend On People Too. When you ADOPT a Lincoln Park Zoo animal, you support expert animal care, and you can get a wildly unique gift for the animal lover in your life!

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  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Plan your holiday zoo adventure, learn about wintertime care for animals, and more.

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  • The Pride of Chicago

    Our $125 million Pride of Chicago campaign includes a new Learning Center and Visitor Center as well as a transformation of the historic Kovler Lion House at the heart of the zoo.

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  • Greener Cities

    The zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute is pioneering a global network for healthier urban habitats one animal photo at a time.

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A Day at the Zoo

Meet our latest arrivals, from a Bactrian camel calf to three baby snow monkeys.

More than a dozen state-of-the-art habitats get guests nose to nose with nature.

Nearly 200 species serve as ambassadors for wildlife from around the world.

Make the most of the your visit with sing-along sessions and animal encounters.

Zoo Events

Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16
Savor a selection of more than 120 craft beers from local and regional breweries at this wildly unique beer fest.

Sunday, May 13
Treat mom to a delicious, scenic experience at Lincoln Park Zoo's historic Cafe Brauer.

Saturday, May 19
Experience artisan twists on grilled cheese, doughnuts, pierogis, tacos and more at food trucks parked throughout the zoo after-hours.

Recent News
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Preventative veterinary care is at the core of Lincoln Park Zoo’s animal care strategy. Much...

New Arrivals
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Ice-breaking news! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to share the arrival of 14-year-old female polar...

Posts from the President
by Lincoln Park Zoo

We’re all familiar with the old adage that applies to so much of our work here at Lincoln Park...

Conservation & Science
by Lincoln Park Zoo

What comes to mind when you think of conservation? Maybe it’s working to save endangered species...

Lincoln Park Zoo
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The seals in the heart of the zoo received some special holiday enrichment this week for...

Chicago Wildlife Watch
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This week, scientists in the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute (UWI) retrieved more than 100 trail...


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2001 North Clark Street • Chicago, IL 60614 • 312-742-2000

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