Lincoln Park Zoo

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United States of America - Illinois - Chicago

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Lincoln Park Zoo Swan and Flamingo Pond
Lincoln Park Zoo Swan and Flamingo Pond

About the Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.

The gardens at Lincoln Park Zoo elevate visitor experience by enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the grounds and are an essential component to achieving our mission of connecting people with nature. We also view plants within the gardens as a living resource that can support the well-being of animals in our care and local wildlife, as well as mission-based learning, research, and conservation initiatives.

Main Address:
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Illinois 60614 United States of America

Telephone: (312) 742-2000
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Katrina Chipman
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Abby Lorenz
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1868
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 41.9185410
    Longitude: -87.6361800
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3880
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1463
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes