Free Admission & Wheelchair Rental
Lincoln Park Zoo
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available at Gateway Pavilion for temporary use by guests within the zoo. Loans are first come, first served. A refundable deposit of $20, or a driver’s license or state ID, is required. All public buildings at the zoo have at least one wheelchair-accessible entrance. All of the animal encounter programs at the Farm-in-the-Zoo are wheelchair-accessible. The Lionel Train Adventure ride features a wheelchair-accessible caboose. Restrooms are available at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, Pritzker Family Children's Zoo, Park Place Café via a ramp, Farm-in-the-Zoo Main Barn, Foreman Pavilion (open seasonally) and Café at Wild Things (open seasonally) via a ramp. Buildings open at 10 a.m. Foreman Pavilion opens at 9 a.m. Service Animals Service animals are allowed. A service animal is defined as a domestic dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual. Guests that have service animals are asked to start their zoo visit at Gateway Pavilion, located at the zoo’s East Gate, to alert staff. Guests are allowed in all public areas of the zoo. Because we want all guests to enjoy all areas of the zoo, if you would like to visit an area where service animals are not allowed, we are happy to provide the following: a guided walk-through of the area by a volunteer while another member of your party supervises your service animal. Please complete the Accommodation Request Form below to request this service. Guests with Personal Mobility Devices Lincoln Park Zoo permits the use of wheelchairs and other power-driven mobility devices by individuals with mobility disabilities. Guests are encouraged to start their visit at Gateway Pavilion. Please be aware many areas of the zoo contain narrow walkways, branches, doorways and/or uneven terrain. Please use caution when operating electronic mobility devices and wheelchairs at all times. Guests Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and/or Real Time Captioning are available for the deaf and hearing-impaired for zoo classes and programs. Printed scripts for our seal training and feeding and ape training are available upon request. For these services, please complete the Accommodation Request Form and send to the zoo at least 14 business days in advance of your visit. Guests Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision Guests who are visually impaired can request the services of a sighted guide (a zoo volunteer) who will accompany the guest on a tour of Regenstein African Journey. Our special sensory tour will highlight sensory objects including animal sculptures. For this service, please complete the Accommodation Request Form and send to the zoo at least 14 business days in advance of your visit.