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Hours & Information

Daily Free Programming

Click below to view the free programming happening at your zoo today.

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Current Hours

10 a.m. Gates Open
Buildings Open
Farm-in-the-Zoo Opens
4:30 p.m. Buildings Close
Farm-in-the-Zoo Closes
5 p.m. Gates close


Searle Visitor Center

Get Help at the Visitor Center

Head to Searle Visitor Center to get assistance and rent strollers, wheelchairs, and electric convenience vehicles.

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First Aid

For immediate help, call the number below or stop by the Searle Visitor Center.

Call (312) 742-2000

Visitor FAQsGuest Guidelines & Code of Conduct

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We are committed to making Lincoln Park Zoo an inclusive environment for all. Visit Searle Visitor Center for resources and support for guests with sensory, mobility, or other needs.

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Become a Member

Support your free zoo and become a member to receive exclusive benefits, discounts, members-only experiences, and more. Head to the Member Center to learn more and sign up.

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Rent the Zoo

For meetings, birthday parties, conferences, weddings, and everything in between, Lincoln Park Zoo has unique spaces for your special events. Rent space at the zoo and immerse your guests in wildlife and gardens, giving them an experience they’ll never forget.

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