Chicago area zoos


Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st St., Brookfield
$15, $10.50 kids. Check your local library for a free family pass

Best: Toddlers and up. It's a huge zoo that'll entertain the entire family.

Don't miss: The dolphin show is really exciting and worth the extra $4 per adult and $2.50 per child under 12.

Missing: Elephants. Can't find them here either.

When you're done: Grab a bite to eat at The Chew Chew, 33 E. Burlington St., which will satisfy mommies and babies alike.


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