Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield, Ill.


8400 31st St.
Brookfield, Ill. 60513
(708) 688-8000
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday to Sunday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day
Admission: $19.85, $14.50 kids 3-11 and seniors 65+, free kids 2 and under. $12 parking.

This 216-acre zoo has more than 2,000 animals. Find wolves in their natural habitat, learn about recycling, meet penguins and visit a swamp. If that's not enough, you can always hoot and holler with the monkeys at Tropic World, watch dolphins at the Seven Seas Panorama, observe kangaroos at the Australia House and go on a safari at Habitat Africa. Everyone has a favorite animal and zookeepers talk about theirs (for free) during Zoo Chats at special events. At the Hamill Family Play Zoo, kids can touch domestic animals, look for insects, watch and help zookeepers prepare animal food and more. Visit the Great Bear Wilderness which features bison, bald eagles, polar bears and grizzly bears. Backstage Adventures gives participants an opportunity to experience the day with a zookeeper (for ages 8 and up). Training encounters with dolphins, penguins and more are available; call for reservations. Make sure to take a ride on the zoo's carousel, one of the largest hand-carved wooden carousels in the country.

Brookfield Zoo, summer camp

Ongoing events

Dinos & Dragons

May 6, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Summer Nights

June 16, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Kids Eat Chicago

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