If you're in Chicago, you don't have to travel too far to have an incredible day out filled with animal encounters. In fact, only a few minutes north of the city is Lincoln Park Zoo - a world of wildlife waiting to be explored!
You know what else is super great about Lincoln Park Zoo? It's FREE! Yep! They are dedicated to giving all families who visit the Windy City an incredible time, and a chance to experience some unforgettable animal encounters. So what are you waiting for!?
The zoo has creatures from all across the globe, so you don't have to travel to experience them. Here, they come to you!
From mammals, to birds, and reptiles, and everything in between, the zoo is sure to have your favorite animal. Have you ever wanted to look a tiger in the eye, or see the gorillas play? Perhaps you want to see first hand the majesty of the lions, or the cuteness of the American Beaver?
It's all for the taking at Lincoln Park Zoo!
An experience at the zoo is more than just looking at animals for kids. It's a place where they can learn all about the creatures, different parts of the world, and the importance of conservation. They might also come across some creatures they have never seen before!
Kids, do you know what an axolotl is, or perhaps the Bali Mynah? What do you think a Klipspringer is? Any idea? Best head there to find out then!
Don't miss the other attractions that you can enjoy during your time at the zoo, from the Lionel Train Adventure, and an Endangered Species Carousel!
Great animal fun in Chicago!
They operate one of the largest zoo based conservation and science programs across the entire USA! They are dedicated to conservation and look after the animals within the zoo
Mealtime isn't just for the animals! There are plenty of things to enjoy at the zoo, from tacos, burgers, sandwiches, to pasta and pizza! With a number of cafes and snack stalls, you won't go hungry!
If you love the zoo and want to help support it, become a member! You help keep it free for others, but also get free parking, and discounts at the shops and cafes!
With three shops and kiosks, you will want to bring that pocket money! They have gifts, apparel, plush, and even jewelry for you to take home!
They love to create opportunities for kids to learn, and have a number of educational programs for you to choose from, as well as field trips, camps, and more!
The Cafe at Wild Things offers organic food, as well as green goodies and salads. Great for those wanting something lighter!
Wheelchairs are available for temporary use, and there is accessible parking. The zoo itself, and two of the shops, and the food court and some cafes are accessible. Speak to staff if you have questions!
The zoo was founded back in 1868 - what a history! The Zoo is free but parking can range from $25-30 per day.