Lincoln Park Zoo

Take a trip back to your childhood by visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago?s very own nature haven in the heart of the city.

One of the zoo?s many perks is that it?s completely free ? so you have no excuse not to visit this charming destination.

Complete with beautiful landscaping and rare animals, Lincoln Park Zoo has enough attractions to excite children and adults alike.

Those strolling through the plush grounds can visit the Regenstein African Journey, the Regenstein Center for African Apes, or the Helen Brach Primate House, among others.

On warm summer days, families can even enjoy a paddleboat tour on the South Pond.

Other must-see attractions include:

  • Kovler Sea Lion Pool: includes an elevated observation deck and an underwater-viewing area
  • Pritzker Family Children?s Zoo: here, you can get up close and personal with black bears or cool off in the sidewalk water fountains
  • Cafe at Wild Things!: eat delicious organic, local and sustainable foods while enjoying an incredible view of the lions and tigersLincoln Park Zoo also offers exciting events such as summer concerts, cooking classes, and an annual Zoo Ball.

    Please call 312.742.2000 for enquiries.

    Lincoln Park Zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Drive in Chicago?s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

     Lincoln Park Zoo
    Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Pkwy.
    Chicago, IL 60614