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Brookfield Zoo

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Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo, Chicagoland’s largest zoo, is open year-round and is world-renowned for its innovative animal exhibits and 216-acre nature park.

Activities and attractions include a carousel and daily dolphin shows. In the summer, you can enjoy educational Zoo Chats, touch a ray at Stingray Bay, walk through the Butterflies! exhibit, and splash in water play areas.

Great Bear Wilderness allows visitors to go eye-to-eye with North American animals like grizzly bears, polar bears, bison, wolves, and eagles for a National Park-like experience close to home.

In October, get into the spooky spirit with our two Halloween events. Creatures of the Night offers multiple haunted attractions and activities, Friday through Sunday evenings from October 14 to 30. Boo! at the Zoo, a not-too-scary daytime event on Saturdays and Sundays, October 22 to 30, features a costume parade and other family-friendly fun.

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo is Chicago’s largest lights festival with animated light displays and over one million twinkling lights. Enjoy live entertainment, amazing animals, and seasonal food and drink during the first three weekends in December, and December 26 to 31.

Hours

Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

Closings

Open 365 days a year.

Redemption Instructions

Enter the zoo and go to Guest Relations window. Please present your Go Chicago Card to any ticket taker. They will validate it, return your card, and let you in.

The Go Chicago Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:00 pm. Once inside the park all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society.

Note

Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society.

Address

8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL
60513

Driving Directions

Brookfield Zoo is located at First Ave. between Ogden Ave. and 31st St. in Brookfield, 14 miles west of Chicago. Take I-290 or I-55 to the First Ave. exits. Follow the signs to the zoo’s main entrance.

Public Transportation

Take Metra: Exit at the Zoo Stop (Hollywood Station) on the Burlington Northern line and walk four blocks northeast. By Bus: PACE bus routes 304 or route 331.

So be sure to step into the wild at Brookfield Zoo - just a short ride west of the city – to see elephants, lions, tigers, bears and more. Topic World’s South American jungle is one of the largest indoor animal exhibits on earth. Enjoy performances by talented dolphins and check out dolphin life underwater at the very popular Seven Seas, and see sharks, corals and tiny sea creatures from the shores of Chile and Peru in The Living Coast. Get up close with farm favorites or see hawks, snakes and reindeer in the Children’s Zoo, or explore and do at Family Play Zoo.

Grab a Go Chicago Card of a Chicago Explorer Pass and enjoy free admission to one of the great things to do on a visit to the City of Chicago.

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

5
Neat Zoo
By Sunshine Verified Reviewer from Des Moines, Iowa on
Pros:
Lots of Animals, NO LINE, Good food, fun, Large, Trolley
Cons:
Added Costs, Expensive Food,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Brookfield Zoo:

The card made entrance easy to get into the zoo. The price of parking wasn't too terrible however everything else added costs to the day. The food, the trolley, sea ray exhibit, childrens area, and carousel. I think overall it was a really great zoo though. My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the zoo and seeing all the animals. The trolley was fun to ride for a bit just to get a feel for the zoo and to learn a little bit more about the animals.

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[9 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

4
Great Family Fun!
By say from Atlanta, GA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Brookfield Zoo:

This was a nice trip. It was my husband and my 2year old and my mom and sister. We had a great time the weather was great and it was so much to do and so many cool animals to see.I would say everyone needs to check it out

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL
60513

Phone: 708-688-8000

Website: Brookfield Zoo

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