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Brookfield Zoo tickets

Gate Prices Adult $21.95
Child (3-12) $15.95

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.

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!

The Go Chicago Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Brookfield Zoo tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Enter the Zoo and go to Guest Relations window. Present your pass to any ticket taker.


The Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year!
Daily, 9:30 am-6:00 pm


Open 365 days a year.


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


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.

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