Some zoos have a broad array of animals. And some specialize in certain animals or certain age group visitors. Check out our list of five Chicago area zoos that readers keep coming back to.
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.