Top 15 Zoos and Aquariums in Chicago, IL - Kid 101

Top 15 Zoos and Aquariums in Chicago, IL

#1 – Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is one zoo of very few that still offer free admission in the United States. This zoo is approximately 35 acres large, and features over 1,000 animals of 200 different species. Lincoln Park Zoo was founded in 1868 which makes it one of the oldest zoos, not only in the United States, but in North America altogether. For more information about this zoo, you can visit their website at

Location: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Contact: (312) 742-2000

Hours: Monday through Friday 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 6:30 PM

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