A beloved destination, Lincoln Park Zoo has introduced generations of visitors to the wonders of wildlife. Free and open every day of the year, the zoo uses amazing animal encounters to enlist millions of annual guests as partners in conservation.
The Lincoln Park Zoo experience encompasses everything from landmark buildings to state-of-the-art exhibits. Guests can watch red wolves howl in the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo, gorilla groups play at Regenstein Center for African Apes and Amur tigers prowl at the Kovler Lion House.
Behind the scenes, one of the largest zoo-based conservation and science teams in the country leads efforts to protect wild ecosystems, enhance animal health and bring species back from the brink. From Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to the zoo’s backyard, these experts build the knowledge necessary to save species.
Lincoln Park Zoo is also a leader in education, letting visitors of all ages learn in a living classroom. Curriculum guides and field trips help teachers harness the zoo’s lessons while innovative public programs let guests forge a closer connection with wildlife.
Every day offers a new experience in Chicago’s free zoo. Explore this urban oasis to see how Lincoln Park Zoo combines world-class conservation, education and care.