OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

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OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE

Location, Hours & Directions

  • 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.

    Make Tracks for Run for the Zoo

  • 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

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

    Read our Winter Issue

  • 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

Saturday, March 31
Celebrate Easter weekend at the zoo with a basketful of fun family activities!

Tuesday, March 13
Sip wine at this evening presentation as the zoo’s vets share the challenges and successes of caring for about 200 species.

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
Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

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

Chicago Wildlife Watch
by Lincoln Park Zoo

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

Learning
by Lincoln Park Zoo

On December 16, the zoo’s teen ...

Lincoln Park Zoo
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo by treating them to a few of...

Conservation & Science
by Lincoln Park Zoo

Technology created at Lincoln Park Zoo is fostering a deeper understanding of animal...

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Whether resting on his favorite rock or patrolling his habitat, African lion Sahar is an awe-...

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