Lincoln Park Zoo
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Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in North America. The zoo is full of fun, adventure, daily activities and of course all your favorite animals and NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION!
Founded in 1868, this free 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The mission of Lincoln Park Zoo ‘is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.’
HOURS – The Lincoln Park Zoo is open 365 days a year. Hours change with the seasons.
- HOW DO I GET THERE
Lincoln Park Zoo is located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, just minutes north of downtown Chicago. Just take Lake Shore Drive north to Fullerton Ave exit and turn left and you will have arrived at Lincoln Park Zoo.
- ZOO PARKING
The zoo’s parking lot entrance is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive. Parking fees are collected at the lot exit. For visits of less than 30 minutes, there’s no charge. Beyond that, the rates change seasonally—visit our parking page for the latest rates. Zoo members receive discounted or free parking benefits during zoo hours. Free street parking is available nearby.
- WHAT ANIMALS CAN I SEE?
Hundreds of animals from around the world—from bushbabies to black rhinos—reside at Lincoln Park Zoo. Plan your animal agenda by learning more about the inhabitants of the exhibits and animal houses.
- MEET THE ANIMALS?
Stop by Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House daily at 11 a.m. for our Meet and Animal program or visit the goat yard at the Farm-in-the-Zoo for up-close animal encounters.
- Get more questions answered by visiting: http://www.lpzoo.org/faqs