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Lincoln Park Zoo

2200 N. Cannon Drive

Chicago, IL 60614

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Want to support your favorite animals and have an unforgettable Saturday night? Join the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo on May 18 for its signature cocktail party: Zoo-ologie! Tickets to the event include an open bar, bites from Chicago’s best restaurants, dancing, and a silent auction—all within the beautiful grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo.

Proceeds from Zoo-ologie go toward the Auxiliary Board’s efforts in supporting The Pride of Chicago capital campaign, a $135 million effort committed to advancing Lincoln Park Zoo’s reputation as an immersive home for wildlife and a leader in conservation, science, and learning.

Questions about the event? Please email us at auxiliaryboard@lpzoo.org.

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VIP tickets are sold out. General Admission tickets are still available!

Zoo-ologie FAQ's:

What is included in the VIP Ticket?

VIP tickets will include:

  • Early access to the event starting at 7:30 p.m.

  • Private access to Small Mammal Reptile House from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Chat with zookeepers to learn more about some of your favorite animals!

  • Signature food station in Small Mammal Reptile House

  • Dedicated bar in the main tent

  • Private restrooms

  • Post Party at Tao Chicago starting at 12 a.m.! Includes free cover, priority entry, and one complimentary cocktail. For entry, must show Tao/ Zoo-ologie VIP wristband. Must arrive prior to 1:00 a.m. for guaranteed access.

VIP tickets will also include everything listed under the General Admission ticket. Please note, VIP Tickets are sold out.

What is included in the General Admission Ticket?

  • Open Bar

  • Access to gourmet food stations

  • Live music and dancing

  • Silent Auction

Can I receive a refund?

No. All ticket sales are final. If you are not able to make it to this event, you are able to transfer your ticket to a friend or family member (transfers available up until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17). However, there are no refunds or exchanges for events at the zoo. The event will be held rain or shine.

Will tickets be sold at the door?

We encourage all guests to purchase tickets in advance. If the event is not sold out, a limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. All ticket reservations will be held at the door on a will call list. Please print and keep your confirmation email for reference.

Where can I enter the event?

For easy access to event check-in, please enter through the West Gate (located at Clark & Webster). The zoo’s parking lot will be accessible and is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 North Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614). There is no re-entry once you have checked into the event.

Is my ticket tax deductible?

Funds in excess of $55 are tax deductible.

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Chicago, IL 60614

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