Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo, is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year.
Committed to Care - Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals receive the best in care, from exciting daily enrichment to check-ups from expert veterinarians. Immersive habitats encourage natural behaviors while educating visitors about life in the wild.
Lincoln Park Zoo is free every day to all Chicago residents and visitors. Visit lpzoo.org for exciting daily programs and Museum Week special offers:
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