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Brookfield Zoo

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“dolphin show”(206 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 3 weeks ago

The dolphin show was AMAZING the lights the animals the people great atmosphere me and my family LOVED our visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fairell H
Reviewed 7 January 2019

It was a wonderful way to experience holiday lights and the joy of the season at the zoo as a family. We we arrived early to get a good parking space and dressed warm for the weather. We hope to make this a new family...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elaine E
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Neat experience. It was super crowder due to the nor so cold weather. I prefer going in the summer during the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tgarcea
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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 9 December 2018

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 2 December 2018 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 25 November 2018 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 28 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 25 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 21 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
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18 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.
Madison C
11 August 2018|
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Response from Rhroncich | Reviewed this property |
You must have picture ID to use membership card.