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Brookfield Zoo

#1 of 8 things to do in Brookfield Features Animals
8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
+1 708-688-8000
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Family Day

Great day at the zoo. The polar bear and the grizzly bears were unbelievable. In addition to this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jo L
Streamwood, Illinois
via mobile
Probably best in peak season

We visited on a chilly wet May Friday. We had fun even with a CRAZY amount of school busses on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peoria, Illinois
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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 yesterday via mobile

Great day at the zoo. The polar bear and the grizzly bears were unbelievable. In addition to this the wolf exhibit was great as it included baby pups that were a month old. For a family of four I would recommend becoming a member as...More

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on a chilly wet May Friday. We had fun even with a CRAZY amount of school busses on field trips. We only felt the crowd in one building and generally could see anything we wanted any time. Only 2 food places were open...More

Thank hikerkidz
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the animals and the lovely grounds. I have been going her since I was a child. Taken my child and family and friends who are visiting. I love walking the grounds especially in the nice weather with the beautiful trees foliage and flowers....More

Thank purplonyon
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not a huge fan of zoos. They often depress me. But on a recent visit to see family, we went to the zoo. I've been to this zoo for decades, the last time 10 years ago. The number of the animals has decreased slightly,...More

Thank Fellene G
Reviewed 6 days ago

as a young child I visited Brookfield Zoo, brought my children there dozens of times, and now I take the grandkids! Wonderfully kept up and a great day for all!

Thank coldntired
Reviewed 1 week ago

terrific!! love going here all the time!! If you have a family of 4 or more - getting a yearly membership is worth it.

Thank Dallas G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great spacious family orientated zoo. Be prepared to walk but a great day for the kids. Several playscapes and Dont skip the kids museum inside where they can act out a zookeeper!!

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When our children were young, we made weekly trips to Brookfield Zoo and always loved it. Yesterday we took our 1 1/2 year old grandson, and it was just as wonderful as I remembered it, with some additional bells and whistles. They have done a...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very pleasantly surprised to find so many new and interactive sites here. It is a beautiful zoo with a lot of improved areas. The employees were very helpful to guide and direct to the various locations. I had not been here in a...More

Thank set2go52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful time for a midweek visit in March. Easy parking in the North lot $14 (free for members), pay prior to entry (price varies w package) then a short walk through a tunnel and you are in the zoo. Couple of nice photo ops right...More

Thank EJJourney
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Layla A
how much it cost for one person to get into the zoo??
2 April 2017|
Response from Heidi-ready-2-travel | Reviewed this property |
Adults $20, $19 if you purchase on-line. The is a Groupon now for $15. Parking is around $10.
We were thinking of a trip to the zoo in March. Is that not an ideal time to go? What can we expect to be closed in March? Also, how much of zoo is outdoor? Indoor?
11 March 2017|
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Response from Stanley S | Reviewed this property |
The zoo doesn't close anything because of weather. Some animals have indoor habitats that they move into. If you dress appropriately it's the best time to go. Crowds are sparse and the winter loving animals are very... More
Just wondering on the guest passes. I dont have a memebership but a person i know is selling theres, will there be any issue w me getting in?
3 February 2017|
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Response from Tom O | Reviewed this property |
This is from the Brookfield Zoo website: "Anyone may use your one time use Guest Admission Tickets without a member present, as long as the passes are not expired. This may be one option if friends, family, or a caregiver... More