Lincoln Park Zoo is piloting a sensory tour for guests with visual impairments. The tour is a 30-minute Guided Sensory Walkthrough of the Regenstein African Journey building. The zoo’s expert educators provide rich verbal descriptions of the animals as guests pass by colobus monkeys and chattering lovebirds. Guests can also feel biomaterials to get a sense for the animals in the building, including an African spoonbill beak, giraffe vertebra (as compared to human vertebra) and giraffe tail hair. Future plans include developing sensory tours for additional areas in the zoo.

To register for the guided sensory walkthrough, please visit the Sensory Tour page.


For accommodations information, please contact guest services at (312) 742-2355 or You can also visit the Zoo's accessibility page by clicking here.

Accommodations available at Lincoln Park Zoo include:

• Accessible parking
• Accessible entrances/exits
• Accessible bathrooms
• Private tours upon request
• Touch tours upon request
• ASL Interpretation upon request
• Captioning upon request

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