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Lincoln Park Zoo



Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Parkway, Chicago IL 60614

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See roaring lions, playful meerkats and majestic gorillas just minutes from downtown Chicago. Lincoln Park Zoo is free, open and amazing every day of the year.

Visitors can go nose-to-nose with gorillas and chimpanzees, howl with red wolves, peer into a black bear den and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Africa with wild dogs, pygmy hippos and black rhinos. Beyond providing a wild home to hundreds of species, Lincoln Park Zoo also operates one of the largest zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country.

Chicago’s free zoo is located just minutes from downtown Chicago at Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Parkway. Paid parking is available on Cannon Drive. CTA buses 151 and 156 service the zoo, which is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, visit

Health and Safety

Masks Required-Guest

Reservations Required

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Average Visit/Tour Length 2 - 3 hours

Maximum Group Number 25000

Miles from Downtown 2.0

Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available Both On-site & Off-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Hours of Operation 10 am to 5 pm


Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 450

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 300

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Exclusive Decorator(s)

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 5400

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 10000

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 5400

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 1800

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Venue Capacity 25000

Private Meeting Space Available

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