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Lincoln Park Zoo Members-Only Weekend – Feb. 27 & 28, 2021

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Lincoln Park Zoo

2400 N. Cannon Drive

Chicago, IL 60614

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Get your Members-Only Reservations for Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2021!

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Welcome to Lincoln Park Zoo!

We are following City and State guidelines to ensure a safe experience. Please read the following information before you make a reservation.

If you need help with your reservation, please call 312-742-2000. Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, por favor llame al 312-742-2000.

The zoo will open only for members on February 27 and 28, 2021 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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All currently available reservations will be shown after clicking "Select a Date."

To reserve tickets for your exclusive Members-Only weekend, please:

  • Click on the orange “Select A Date” button.
  • To the right of the date you want to visit, click the orange “Tickets” button.
  • Enter the first three digits of your member ID (see your membership card) in the "Access Code" box and click "Apply".
  • Select the number of tickets you'd like to reserve and follow the prompts.
  • Be sure to note the time of your visit. Early access to the zoo is not permitted.

The zoo is free to visit, however reservations are required for all guests.

Every individual in your party must be counted in your reservation, including infants and children. There is a maximum of 10 per party.

The confirmation email can be a little confusing. Once you’ve completed your reservation, you’ll get an email with your reservation attached as a pdf. At the top, the email will show the the zoo’s operating hours. Your reservation entry time is for the specific half-hour you booked. Please disregard the operating hours and open the pdf to review and confirm your reservation time.

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please use the links provided in the email.

Know Before You Go

  • All zoo guests over age 2 must wear a face covering unless medically unable.
  • Guests must practice social distancing at all times, with six feet between your party and others.
  • Animal buildings will be closed, but animals may be visible in their outdoor habitats.
  • Chats and programs are temporarily suspended. Play areas and other attractions are closed until further notice.

Travel Advisory

The City of Chicago requires a 14-day quarantine for any individual visiting Chicago or returning to Chicago from any state listed in the City's Emergency Travel Order. If you have been in any of the states listed as requiring quarantine within 14 days, please adhere to the regulation and do not visit the zoo. By visiting the zoo, you confirm that you have not been in any listed state for 14 days in advance of your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my date is sold out?

Check back at a later date to see if spots have become available. It is possible more reservations will become available, or other members may cancel their tickets.

Lincoln Park Zoo reserves the right to increase or reduce the number of reservations available on any given date/time based on operational abilities and/or City and State guidelines.

Are reservations required for infants and children?

Yes. Every member of your party must be counted in your reservation, including infants and children. Only the guests included in the reservation will be allowed to enter the zoo.

Can I bring a group or host a field trip?

The maximum group size for zoo visits is 10, and every member of your party must have a reservation. Lincoln Park Zoo respectfully requires school and camp groups larger than 10 split into groups of 10 while visiting the zoo. This helps keep the zoo in compliance with City and State guidelines. If you gather in a group larger than 10, you may be asked to split up again when you arrive and throughout your visit.

Do I have to arrive right at the time I booked? What if I’m late?

Please arrive at the zoo within the half-hour you reserved. You may enter anytime during the half-hour of your reservation (for example, if you booked at 11 a.m., you may arrive between 11 and 11:30). If you arrive at another time, you may not be guaranteed entry.

Is there a limit to the amount of time I can stay?

No. There is no formal limit to visit time, but the zoo will close at 2:00 pm on these special days.

What if my plans change?

If you are not able to use your reservation, please cancel or modify it via the link in your confirmation email. While we understand plans change and the zoo is free, other members would love to use your spot if you are unable to visit!

Can I give my reservation to someone else/is it transferable?

Reservations are non-transferable due to the potential need for contact tracing.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

Yes, please. All zoo guests over age 2 should wear a face covering unless medically unable, especially near more crowded areas like popular animal habitats, food and retail kiosks, and restrooms. This helps protect other guests, our staff, volunteers, and animals in our care.

Can I still get food and souvenirs at the zoo?

Outdoor food and retail kiosks will be closed on these special weekends. We recommend you bring your own snacks if you care to eat while you are at the zoo.

Where can I get more information?

Please visit for more information about the zoo’s updated operations. Call volume is high, so guests are encouraged to look online for information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Lincoln Park Zoo

2400 N. Cannon Drive

Chicago, IL 60614

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