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Lincoln Park Zoo

2200 North Cannon Dr.

Chicago, IL 60614

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Lincoln Park Zoo’s signature adults-only (18+) event returns June 26, just in time to ring in the summer and celebrate Pride Month!

About this event

This is your chance to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close. No kids. No crowds. Just strolling and sipping and getting some much-needed outside time. Adults Night Out will feature:

  • DJ Scheiny featuring all your favorite LGBTQIA+ artists
  • Drag Queen BINGO hosted, by Veronica Pop, with great prizes!
  • LGBTQIA+-owned businesses on site
  • Animal enrichment
  • Games
  • Cash bar (beer and wine will be available for those 21+)

PHOTO CONTEST: Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using "#AdultsNightOut" Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted after the event! Prizes include tickets to tasting festivals, skyline cruises and more!


  • Celebrate your birthday at the event and your ticket is free! Email Birthdays@RiverNorthFests.com for more info (conditions apply).
  • Want to earn a free ticket and some cash for spreading the word? Email Ambassadors@ RiverNorthFests.com for more info!

COVID Information and Event FAQs

How is Lincoln Park Zoo handling COVID-19?

Safety first. Our policies and procedures are designed to enhance the safety of our guests and staff, as well as the animals in our care. In addition to zoo staff making regular rounds to clean and disinfect all public areas, here are our COVID safety measures*:

  • All guests must wear a face covering in all indoor areas, and outdoors when not able to maintain six feet between your party and others.
  • Most food, drink, and retail venues will be open. Food venues may be serving a limited menu or grab-and-go items to minimize risk.
  • Credit cards are preferred for all payment transactions.
  • All staff are required to wear PPE, and the zoo is increasing the frequency of cleaning high-touch areas.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the East and West Gates. Guests may also wash their hands at the restrooms at Regenstein Macaque Forest and the East Gate.

*As a reminder, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

What parts of the zoo will be open, and will I see animals?

Adults Night Out will take place throughout Lincoln Park Zoo's buildings and grounds. Plan for buildings to be closed; however, depending on City and State COVID guidelines, some buildings may be open (just like during our regular daytime hours).

Animals that live at Lincoln Park Zoo always have the choice to be indoors or out, in view of the public or not. This is a zoo policy that promotes positive animal welfare. We hope many animals will choose to be outside, but they may choose to spend their evening indoors. Make sure to stop by animal habitats when they’re receiving enrichment (the schedule will be in your online program) for the highest likelihood of great animal viewing!

Is this event accessible?

Yes! To learn about accessibility at Lincoln Park Zoo, please visit lpzoo.org/accessibility.

What are the age restrictions for this event?

18+. No one under this age will be permitted into the event. All guests must have a ticket.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Maybe. If tickets remain available, a limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, though, as this event always sells out quickly!

I am a member. How can I apply my membership benefits?

Members get 10% off registration for all zoo events. To redeem your member discount:

  1. Click “TICKETS" at the top right hand side of this page.
  2. In the top-left-hand corner, click “ENTER PROMO CODE.”
  3. Enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number.
  4. Click “APPLY CODE.”
  5. Select the number of tickets you need and proceed to checkout.

Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund? What happens if there is inclement weather?

If you are not able to make it to the event, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or family member. We do not offer refunds for changed plans or inability to attend. All events will be held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!

How do I enter the event and can I re-enter once checked in?

Enter the zoo at the East Gate on Cannon/Fullerton (the zoo’s parking lot) or the West Gate at Stockton/Webster. Tickets can be scanned on your smartphone or on a printed sheet of paper. Re-entry is not permitted.

What items are prohibited at this event?

Lincoln Park Zoo has a strict policy of restricted items for this event. Bags will be checked by security at the gates. Please make note of the below items that are restricted for this event:

  • No water bottles, beverage containers, cans, or bottles
  • No folding chairs
  • No luggage of any kind
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • No coolers (unless medically required)
  • No illegal substances
  • No noisemakers or balloons
  • No segways or motorized scooters
  • No thermal containers
  • No weapons
  • No remote-controlled aircrafts or drones
  • No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate


Rules, Regulations & Disclaimers: All guests must be 18+ with a valid government issued ID that will be checked by security prior to entrance. All guests who are not 21 years of age will not be allowed to request or be served alcohol. Enjoy responsibly. The venue reserves the right to curtail service to anyone if intoxicated. Please be aware that this event will comply with the Illinois Liquor Control Act 235 ILCS 5/6-16(a) A valid ticket with scannable QR code is required by all guests to enter event. It is recommended to print a paper ticket to prevent any technology complications which would prevent your ticket from displaying on your phone. There is no guest list. Each ticket must be scanned. Security reserves the right to inspect all bags and persons. Absolutely no outside food or beverage may be brought into the event. Guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit), will be denied entry and no refunds will be given. We want all guests to enjoy themselves, but our number one priority is the safety of all guests. Any ticketing/technical issues will be handled by Eventbrite.com. Please contact them directly at https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-us/. Sorry – no refunds or price adjustments. The Eventbrite system does not allow us to restrict people who are underage from buying tickets. If you are not 18 and purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed into the event. For further Terms and Conditions of this event and ticket purchase please see “Ticket Purchase and Event Terms and Conditions” in checkout before purchasing these tickets; which shall also be binding and shall be incorporated by reference as though fully stated herein.

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