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Willowbrook Wildlife Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wild things from land, air and ponds.

Take any age with you to enjoy the native creatures of DuPage County and northern Illinois. Some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connie S
Good place for visit with grandson!

Visited last month with my grandson (5yr old) and enjoyed see the animals up close. The whole stop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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525 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take any age with you to enjoy the native creatures of DuPage County and northern Illinois. Some are being “rehabbed” to rejoin their wild relatives, and others live here permanently because of injuries. Great setting indoors and outdoors wandering through path behind the center.

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited last month with my grandson (5yr old) and enjoyed see the animals up close. The whole stop was most enjoyable - plus it was small enough to keep track of my grandson!

Thank Phil487
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Willowbrook WIldlife Center has been rescuing and bringing local animals back to health for decades. This is a great place to take young children to learn about animals rehabbing from injuries and accidents. Indoors, you can see birds, snakes, turtles, small mammals who cannot be...More

Thank BrianBirnbaum
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The boys are 8 & 6; both love science and nature. The staff are patient and excited to share what they know with my young naturalists, answering lots of questions. It’s a nice visit with accessible trails through the outdoor exhibits. The boys loved learning...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Willowbrook rehabilitates injured wildlife.While their animal hospital is not open to the public for viewing, they have many educational exhibits with interesting wildlife indoors. They also have a large area outdoors with hiking trails and larger exhibits. Also, they provide small classes for scout badges....More

Thank Celia K
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This is a fun free activity. I have been here many times. The staff is friendly and there are always cool animals to view. The facilities are clean indoors and outdoors is beautiful.

Thank pearlmanj930
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Willowbrook is an amazing facility that cares for and rehabilitates injured wildlife . There are many educational exhibits for the kids, along with an outdoor and indoor zoo with animals that are permanent residents who cannot be released into the wild due to the nature...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We love taking our kids and grandkids to see local wildlife here. There is a very nice walk around a lake where you can view footprints of different animals, and inside, you can see animals recuperating from various accidents or sicknesses. We once brought an...More

Thank Judie J
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Willowbrook is a great place to bring kids for a short or long time. Our 2 year old grandson loves the inside cages the best. He also enjoys the puzzles and puppets. There is no charge but they do ask for a small donation. Sometimes...More

Thank mcthGlenellyn
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The rangers and employees here are very helpful in educating kids on wildlife. We have attended numerous events here and they are always amazing. We highly recommend the weekend program in April/May for International Migratory Bird Day. You get to see bird banding and your...More

Thank Margie F
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