1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton
Free kids 18 and under and Wheaton Park District residents, and $3 for non-resident adults
Best: The under-5 set. The zoo is small and while there is only a small selection of animals, you can get really close to all of them.
Don't miss: The large duck pond is a relaxing place to spend the afternoon. Bring an extra dollar, and you can feed them.
Missing: Just about every animal outside of typical farm animals.
When you're done: Get the kids really tired at Kids Town, 1141 E. Butterfield Road, which is a fabulous indoor play space.