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Brookfield Zoo

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“dolphin show”(205 reviews)
“monkey house”(16 reviews)
“indoor exhibits”(18 reviews)
216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.
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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
+1 708-688-8000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our Penguin Encounter was delightfully fun and we are still talking about it two days later. Alex was the speaker and he was informative and humorous. Dave was the penguin keeper and he got the penguins to do all their cute things like flapping and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rirost
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had not been in a year and I decided to go with some friends who are members, to see how it looks during the Christmas season. we went early evening so we could see it at night for the lights. I could not believe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love this zoo. It’s very large! I’ve been there a few times now. Unless you plan to spend a whole day here, you probably won’t see everything. It can be pricey, but the food is good. Otherwise pack lunches! Interesting exhibits, mix of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stein048
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided that I had to get out of the house. Different ideas came to mind from shopping at the outlet mall or going to a newly released movie. I decided on going to the zoo which is a place I have not been in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank candy461953
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Lego came out and set up tables for kids to build and play with. They had a character there to take pictures with. They gave out passes for a discount at Lego Land.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Erin R
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Visited Brookfield Zoo this past week with a large group of family members. To a person, we had a very good time. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Zoo, as it brought back some excellent memories for us. Our first date occurred at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David W
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Wedding last night at Brookfield Zoo was such fun. Transported to the Dolphin House for marvelous Appetizers and cocktails. Lot's of fun pictures. We then took the tram over to the Swan House for dinner which was exceptional. Not only the food but the service...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I have to admit that I am biased towards my hometown zoo (Woodland Park in Seattle), so keep that in mind as you read this! Brookfield is very nice--it feels a little dated, but it is big and there are very different aspects to it....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank panda618
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Very nice zoo that is laid out well and easy to walk. Rain Forest habitat is great and so are some other areas that allow "super up close" viewing. Good variety of animals & more kid friendly than some other zoos. Check out their Calendar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davew49
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A great day at the zoo had by all. Family and friends coming out to walk on the lovely grounds, see the animals, and spend the day outside. Excellent walking paths, easy parking, great day.

Date of experience: October 2018
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19 November 2018|
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Response from Mz W | Reviewed this property |
There's plenty of indoor activites the BEST one's are all indoors. Go and have "Fun"
22 September 2018|
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Response from bluechef1 | Reviewed this property |
yes. wheelchairs are available at the main gate.
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Rhroncich | Reviewed this property |
You must have picture ID to use membership card.