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Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 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 www.lpzoo.org.
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • ATM Machine On-site:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: Restaurant
    • Hours of Operation: 10 am to 5 pm
    • Restaurant(s) On-site:
    • Self-Parking Available: Both On-site & Off-site
    • Special Interest Tours Offered:
    • Valet Parking Available:
    Location Information
    • Miles from Downtown: 2
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: 2 - 3 hours
    • Maximum Group Number: 25000
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s):
    • Exclusive Decorator(s):
    • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s):
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 1800
    • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 5400
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 10000
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 5400
    • Max Venue Capacity: 25000
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • On-Site Catering:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 300
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 450
    Facility Info
    • Largest Room: 120
    • Reception Capacity: 450
    • Banquet Capacity: 300
    Meeting Rooms
    Café Brauer
    Farm in the Zoo presented by John Deere
    Helen Brach Primate House
    Cafe at Wild Things
    • Banquet Capacity: 275
    • Reception Capacity: 400
    Kovler Lion House
    • Banquet Capacity: 500
    • Reception Capacity: 360
    Regenstein Center for African Apes
    • Banquet Capacity: 250
    • Reception Capacity: 350
    Matthew Laflin Memorial Building
    • Classroom Capacity: 120
    • Banquet Capacity: 130
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    Small Mammal - Reptile House
    • Classroom Capacity: 50
    • Banquet Capacity: 140
    • Reception Capacity: 300
    Foreman Pavilion
    • Banquet Capacity: 180
    • Reception Capacity: 250