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OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

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  • 150 Years of
    Lincoln Park Zoo

    Celebrate the zoo’s 150th anniversary! Join us for the opening day festivities of a special exhibition and explore an interactive timeline.

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  • NURTURING A LOVE FOR NATURE

    With dozens of Learning programs here at the zoo and around the city, we share knowledge with and inspire Chicagoans of all ages.

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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!

    Click to ADOPT

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

    Explore the zoo’s rich history, its advances in science that help apes, and more in this 150th anniversary edition of our magazine.

    Read our Summer Issue

  • Save a Spot in Advance

    Special parking policies are in effect for visitors and zoo members during the Chicago Air and Water Show on August 18 and 19.

    Learn More and Buy Ahead

  • 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.

    Learn About the Campaign

  • Greener Cities

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

    Get the Bigger Picture

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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

Sunday, June 24; Saturday, July 14; Thursday, August 23
Inspired by wildlife? Come paint beautiful animals with Pinot’s Palette artists and experts from Lincoln Park Zoo!

Select dates through September 30, 2018
Keep your life wild and free with Lincoln Park Zoo’s newly expanded Fitness at the Zoo program in 2018!

Saturday, September 8
Taste some of the best donuts in Chicago while sipping on mimosas, beer, wine (for those of age!) and coffee while taking in views of the zoo’s amazing animals and gardens.

Recent News
All My Penguins
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At Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove Erik will boldly go where no penguin has...

Posts from the President
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In 2010, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute (UWI) launched an ambitious biodiversity...

New Arrivals
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Grounded for the first few weeks of its life, a snowy owl chick has lately been testing his...

150th Anniversary
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo staff, program participants, and supporters share their most memorable Lincoln...

Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

If you are planning to visit the zoo during the Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, August...

All My Penguins
by Lincoln Park Zoo

This summer, All My Penguins, a web series chronicling the lives of the colony of endangered...

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