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Brookfield Zoo

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Brookfield Zoo

Located just a quick car ride from downtown Chicago, the Brookfield Zoo is actually Chicagoland’s largest zoo. It’s open year-round and features diverse animal exhibits, an animal-themed carousel, a 216-acre nature park, and more. Visitors especially enjoy the Motor Safari tram ride! It’s a great way to spend a day with the whole family outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Hours

Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm.
Please note, Go Chicago Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Closings

Open 365 days a year.

Redemption Instructions

Enter the Zoo and go to Guest Relations window. Present your Go Chicago Card to any ticket taker.

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.

A visit to the Brookfield Zoo is a "walk on the wild side." Featured exhibits showcase animals big and small in a new light. The “Great Bear Wilderness" brings visitors eye-to-eye to grizzlies, polar bears, and more. The “Butterflies!” exhibit allows kids to walk through a colorful butterfly habitat, watch pupas hatch, and perhaps even make a friend. You can also enjoy the Family Play Zoo, especially designed for younger children. With a surprising array of special exhibits and popular seasonal programming to educational events and exotic animals, there’s plenty to see here!

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 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 customer ratings)
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[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

Neat Zoo
By Sunshine Verified Reviewer from Des Moines, Iowa on
Pros:
Trolley, Good food, Lots of Animals, fun, Large, NO LINE
Cons:
Expensive Food, Added Costs,
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]

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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  • 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: www.czs.org

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