Monkey around in Lincoln Park Zoo and get to know the animals calling Chicago home. Open year round and with free admission, anytime is perfect for quick trips or lengthy visits. Rich in history the doors first opened in 1868 introducing generations and generations to the world’s animal kingdom.

Hundreds of creatures thrive on the grounds. From the tiniest to the very large all the species are held in high regard. Mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians are all represented.

Conservation and education go hand in hand and the Lincoln Park Zoo strives to enlighten visitors to the plight of wildlife around the globe. Sponsored projects include Conserving the Black-Footed Ferret, Modeling Red Wolf Recovery and the Ngorongoro Lion Conservation Project. Find out more here. Residents from Chicago homes can also support their favorite species by participating in the adopt an animal programs. Beautiful beasts to choose from include meerkats, giraffes, lions, chimpanzees, parrots and more.


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Simple steps make the most of visits. Prepare ahead by downloading a copy of the Lincoln Park Zoo Map. Check the schedule to attend daily activities. Learn even more about the animals by attending training and feeding sessions. Check the new arrivals page to find the latest editions to the zoo.

Delve in deeper with animal encounters. Gatherings in the Regenstein Small Mammal Reptile House introduce folks to a variety of its inhabitants. Farm animals wait to make new friends in the Farm-in-the-Zoo. Demonstrations include milking, feeding and care. Nearby and a seasonal experience, the Malott Family Penguin Encounter takes groups behind the scenes. In the penguin habitat, participants get to know the quirky birds. Penguins waddle about charming one and all with their cuteness.

Located minutes away from downtown Chicago real estate the park is great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. Grab the family and head on down for some memorable times.