Zoos & Animals


Brookfield Zoo

This 216-acre zoo has more than 2,500 animals. Find wolves in their natural habitat, learn about recycling, meet penguins and visit a swamp.  If that's...


Cosley Zoo

This 5-acre zoo showcases a variety of farm animals and Illinois wildlife and features a historical train station, a railroad caboose, picnic area, gift...

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Lincoln Park Zoo

See more than 1,100 animals, many of them endangered. Popular stops include the Regenstein Center for African Apes, Kovler Sea Lion Pool and Regenstein...

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Lords Park Farm Zoo

Closed in winter


Phillips Park Zoo

Get an up-close look at a bald eagle, gray wolves, and cougars. See North American river otters, Elk herd, goats, swans, turkeys, peacocks and Reptile...


Randall Oaks Zoo

Closed in the winter.


John G. Shedd Aquarium

Visitors can explore the ever-changing world of Amphibians in the aquarium’s new special exhibit (now through 2017). Guests can also discover the dolphins...

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Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

The zoo's newest attraction is a serene oasis featuring local wildlife and lush prairie vegetation. Free, interactive educational programs take place...



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