Sensory-Friendly ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Sensory-Friendly ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Sensory-Friendly Night at ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Wednesday, December 6
4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission is $7 (or free with promo code SensoryFriendly23)
All ages

Lincoln Park Zoo is offering Sensory-Friendly ZooLights, in which guests with disabilities, sensitivities, autism, dementia, or chronic illness as well as members of the Deaf community can experience the zoo grounds, animal buildings, and holiday lights in a comfortable and inclusive environment.

Sensory-Friendly ZooLights is for all people who benefit from visiting the zoo without crowds and other sensitive environmental elements. Modifications include limited capacity, static light displays, muted attractions, and music at low volume.

During Sensory-Friendly ZooLights, the Gift Shop and food and beverage locations will be open around Main Mall with all of ZooLights’ regular offerings. The AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure will operate with music and noises muted. Not all animal buildings may be open, and as always, animals have the option to go to their indoor or outdoor habitats.

CLICK HERE to purchase ZooLights tickets. Use promo code SensoryFriendly23 at checkout for your complimentary tickets while supplies last.

View the zoo’s accessibility map and accessibility page to help plan your visit. For more information on ZooLights, visit

Lincoln Park Zoo is certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity. Please download the free KultureCity app with Lincoln Park Zoo’s social narrative either on iOS or Android.


Where can I enter?

You can enter from:

East Gate, located in the zoo parking lot at Cannon Dr., and Fullerton Ave.

West Gate, located at Webster Ave., and Stockton Dr.

Fisher Bridge Gate, located between the zoo’s parking lot and Stockton Dr., on the bridge over Nature Boardwalk.

Is parking available?

Paid parking is available at the zoo’s parking lot located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2300 N. Cannon Drive). The zoo is also accessible by train via the Armitage and Fullerton stations and by bus via the 22, 36, 151, and 156 routes.

What if it rains?

All Lincoln Park Zoo events take place rain or shine. Animal buildings will be open and the carousel is covered.

What can’t I bring to Sensory-Friendly ZooLights?

There is no smoking at Lincoln Park Zoo for the health of the animals in our care. See our Code of Conduct here.

Pets are not allowed at the zoo, but licensed service animals are welcome.

If you have questions, please email


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