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Brookfield Zoo

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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
+1 708-688-8000
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Love this zoo !!!!

My husband and I got season passes that are good for 2 years. This zoo has it all...animals, shoes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boise, Idaho
via mobile
Penguin encounter/December visit

We booked a penguin encounter for 4 of us. We arrived 20 min early and were one of the 1st people... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gurnee, Illinois
via mobile
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216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dolphin show” (190 reviews)
“monkey house” (15 reviews)
“indoor exhibits” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
+1 708-688-8000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I got season passes that are good for 2 years. This zoo has it all...animals, shoes, activities, fantastic food. We love it!!!

Thank MinervaNichole
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a penguin encounter for 4 of us. We arrived 20 min early and were one of the 1st people there. We were let into the room, my kids wanted to sit by the coat hooks but I didn't because my older son was...More

Thank shellerRenee
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our two 5 year-old grandkids to the Holiday Magic Night at Brookfield. We read the reviews talking about the parking nightmares. We're season ticket holders so we know the zoo fairly well, going 6-8 times per year. We arrived at the South parking...More

Thank Liddy4253
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 4:00 and came in from the Souithwest. This is a much better way to get in. If you arrive for the Holiday Magic at this time there is no way to avoid traffic. Your best bet is to get here plenty ahead...More

Thank dianascram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come on Brookfield.... 50 degrees in December, opening weekend of zoo lights and you don’t have additional traffic control?? It took and hour and a half to make it the last half mile to the zoo. Brookfield police should support on such high traffic nights...More

Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Brookfield Zoo on 7/4/17. The zoo has many attractions and animals. Tell the truth, not really a fan of seeing animals in cages so I usually stay away from that type of zoo. Brookfield has few caged animals, if any, most...More

Thank BobJ_AA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to zoos to take photos of animals is one of my favorite pastimes, and the Brookfield Zoo does not disappoint. During my visit in the summertime, I was able to snap photos of bison, bears, tigers, lions, rhinos, giraffes and other creatures! The enclosures...More

Thank Alex Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family went to the Brookfield Zoo to see the live pangolin. It's one of the few zoos that have them. They're helping to breed this endangered species with the 13 they have. However, they only put one out on display at a time. The...More

Thank dnasaur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared to 'encounter' only ONE OR TWO penguins. My boyfriend and I had been planning to go to the zoo and participate in the 'penguin encounter' experience for my birthday, and bought our tickets for this event 2 months in advance. Online and on...More

Thank Iristkd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Train is the way to go. Parking is good, but watch their busy days. The zoo is awesome, but be prepared for a day of walking around. So many exhibits, so it's easy to stop in to see things as you traverse from one end...More

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Orion T
4 December 2017|
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Response from Jamal C | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the Zoo. I’m not sure of the cost because I took an Uber. The prices should be listed if you look online.
Karen S
14 July 2017|
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Response from purplonyon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am unaware of a reciprocal agreement between other zoos. I would call the zoo to find out about special pricing. There is a Metra stop called the Hollywood stop that I think is within walking distance, but of course... More
1 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy d | Reviewed this property |
Yes go early