Chimpanzees in Context



We have reserved rooms at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in downtown Chicago. The Sheraton offers free wifi in the guest rooms. To book your room at the special conference rate please make your reservation using this link:

301 E North Water St
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: +1 (888) 627-7106

Room rates: $185 per night, for both single and double rooms.

These rates are reserved from Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Saturday, August 20, 2016.

The cut-off date to reserve rooms with this rate is July 22, 2016, at 5:00pm Central time.

Reservations can be made by calling 888-627-7106 or via the Internet utilizing the hotel’s online Group Reservation System on or before the cut-off date of 5:00 p.m. Central time on July 22, 2016.

Extra person charge, $30 per night. Children under 18 years of age may stay for free in their parents’ room using existing bedding.

Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 16.4%.

Early Departure Fee:  An early departure fee of $139 will apply if you check out prior to the confirmed checkout date.


There are many alternative hotels nearby Lincoln Park Zoo.  We highly recommend you book at the conference hotel, but below is a list of a few alternatives.

Hotel Lincoln (Lincoln Park, 400 ft/121 m from Lincoln Park Zoo)
1816 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

Days Inn Chicago (Lincoln Park, 1.0 mi/ 1.6 km from Lincoln Park Zoo)
644 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

Hotel Indigo (Gold Coast, 0.7 mi/1.1 km from Lincoln Park Zoo)
1244 N Dearborn Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610


Chicago is home to many hostels, which can be comfortable, convenient, safe, and affordable. Below are a few suggestions of highly-rated hostels in both the downtown Chicago area and within a short bus or train ride of Lincoln Park Zoo. We recommend reserving your room early as space fills up quickly.

Chicago Getaway Hostel (Lincoln Park, 0.5 mi/0.8 km from Lincoln Park Zoo)
616 W Arlington Pl
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: +1 773-929-5380
Wrigley Hostel (Wrigleyville, 1.8mi/2.89 km from Lincoln Park Zoo)
3514 N Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: +1 (773) 598-4471

Hostelling International Chicago (Downtown, 2.6 mi/4.18 km from Lincoln Park Zoo)
24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: +1 (312) 360-0300

Holiday Jones (Wicker Park, 2.6mi/4.18 km from Lincoln Park Zoo)
1659 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: +1 (312) 804‑3335


There are a number of babysitting and short-term nanny services available in Chicago. Here are a few options to get you started:

Sitter City:

Urban Sitter:

Chicago Nannies:

Nanny Poppinz:

Monicare Nannies:

Monicare also offers a “hotel babysitter” service on their website:

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