Lincoln Park Zoo Carousel and Children's Train

Take a ride on the Endangered Species Carousel located next to the Lion House at the Lincoln Park Zoo, a Chicago landmark. Enjoy the hand carved and beautifully hand painted animals in need of protection. The young and the young at heart will all have fun hanging around with the colorful replicas of baby gorillas, polar bears, wild dogs and more.

All aboard! Across from the Sea Lion Pool, kids can ride a train built just for them. Just pick the color car and let the conductor take you and the steam locomotive styled train away.

Carousel open daily, April–September; Weekends, October–November
Children’s Train open daily, June-September; Weekends, April, May, October and November

Evening Hours in December for Zoolights
Please call ahead for hours of operation

Closed: May be closed major U.S. holidays

Take CTA: Routes 151 and 156

By car: Lake Shore Drive exit at Fullerton parkway. Entrance at Cannon Drive.

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  • Lincoln Park Zoo Carousel and Children's Train
  • 2200 North Cannon Drive
  • Chicago, IL 60601
  • 312-742-2000
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