Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Located at
2200 N. Cannon Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Category: Family / Kids
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Go Wild at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Animal lovers and nature enthusiasts will discover a wild adventure around every bend at the Lincoln Park Zoo. North of downtown Chicago, visitors will explore one of the oldest zoos in the nation. This 35-acre animal oasis is teeming with fascinating mammals, reptiles, and birds from around the world including gorillas, frogs, penguins, and playful sea lions. Interactive exhibits, wild safaris and thrilling rides create one unforgettable day for the whole family.


Admission: Free!
Hours: November to March, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; April to May, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; September to October 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Popular Exhibits: Nature Boardwalk, Helen Brach Primate House, Children's Zoo, McCormick Bear Habitat


  • Stroll down the Nature Boardwalk
  • Ride the Children's Train
  • Spot wild cats at the Kovier Lion House
  • Pet barn animals at the Farm-in-the-Zoo
  • Satisfy your appetite at the Patio at Cafe Brauer

Zoo Fun For The Whole Family

Go wild with the whole family as you get up close to the best animal exhibits and houses, or participate in daily activities like animal meet-and-greet sessions. Head to the McCormick Bird House, listen to roaring cats at the Kovier Lion House, or pet your favorite barn animals at the farm. The nature boardwalk is teeming with turtles, fish, frogs and colorful birds.

Upcoming Events

There's always something going on at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Check the online events calendar often to keep up to date on the latest happenings, from thrilling Zoo Safari Tours and colorful Zoo Lights to spectacular holiday celebrations, animal-themed picnics, concerts, and educational programs.


Q1: What animals will I see?

A1: Oh, the animals you will see! This 35-acre animal haven is home to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians like long-nosed aardvarks, alpacas, and meerkats. At the McCormick Bird House, spot mynahs, blue gray tanagers and Inca terns. At the Regenstein Center for Africa Apes, friendly chimpanzees and Western lowland gorillas play.

Q2: How do I get to the zoo and where do I park?

A2: The zoo is conveniently situated right off Lake Shore Drive, just north of downtown Chicago. The parking lot is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive. Parking rates change depending on the season, but range from $20 to $35.

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