Brookfield Zoo

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  • Address: 8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513, United States, Chicago
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7086888000
  • Ticket Price: 18 USD
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids

Located around half an hour’s drive from Chicago, Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo is home to over 450 species of animals and birds. Spread across an area of 216 acres, animals within the zoo include polar bears, penguins, dolphins, bison, wolfs, giraffes, kangaroos, seals, zebras, African lions, snow leopards, bald eagles, spider monkeys, small-clawed otters and a lot more. The zoo also has special attractions such as Dolphins in action, the Hamill Family Play Zoo, Butterflies area and even a carousel. If you are visiting Chicago with your kids, the Brookfield Zoo is a must visit for you. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chicago itinerary 5 days.

Brookfield Zoo Travel Tips

  • Smoking is prohibited except in designated smoking areas.
  • Pets are not allowed within the Zoo. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Brookfield Zoo

  • Adults: USD 17.85
  • Seniors 65 and Over: USD12.50
  • Children (3 to 11): USD 12.50
  • Free admission for military personnel.
  • Some attractions within the zoo have individual ticket prices. Please check the official website for the same.  

Brookfield Zoo Hours

  • Indoor animal exhibits close 30 minutes before general zoo closing, except for Tropic World, which closes 45 minutes before general zoo closing.

How to Reach Brookfield Zoo

  • 31st/Golf View/Brookfield Zoo bus stop
  • 31st/McCormick bus stop

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  • Brookfield Zoo Address: 8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513, United States, Chicago
  • Brookfield Zoo Contact Number: +1-7086888000
  • Brookfield Zoo Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo Price: 18 USD
  • Best time to visit Brookfield Zoo(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Brookfield Zoo: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 3.81% of people who visit Chicago include Brookfield Zoo in their plan

  • 70.73% of people start their Brookfield Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Brookfield Zoo

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Brookfield Zoo

People normally club together Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure - Bemis Woods and US Cellular Field while planning their visit to Brookfield Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Brookfield Zoo Reviews & Ratings

  • We are zoo members. It's so worth the price to get free admission for 3 adults and any amount of kids and unlimited attractions. My kids love the children zoo and aquarium. You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch there too. Plenty of picnic tables to eat outside. If it rains, there are a lot of indoor attractions to still enjoy your time at the zoo!

  • One of my favorite places. The zoo is large and spacious. There is a lot collection of animals in clean enclosures. There are several restaurants there with good food, lots of "zoo trains" to ride through the area and the staff are always very courteous. There's lots of secure parking. The parking area is so large they could build another zoo. Great place for both young and old. Also, a really great place to practice photography. A really nice place!

  • Brick Safari was awesome. Great exhibit! Overall, the zoo is a fun & family friendly place to go. There's so much to do there, you can't even get it all in one day. Best thing to do is get a family membership and take the kids often throughout the year. Every season and holiday has their own special events, so every time you go to the zoo there's always something new to see & do. Saturday nights throughout the summer they even have outside concerts, so it's awesome to go there with the folding chair/blanket & cooler, and just chill to live music knowing that you're surrounded by these amazing animals. It's always kept very clean, which I would consider up to most theme park standards. Plenty of places to get food, and lots of gift shops all around with decent priced items that you can let your kids take home as a souvenir. Also, don't forget the wax models of the animals that you could make that are spread out throughout the zoo. They only cost a few bucks & are an awesome little souvenir to take home, too.

  • We absolutely love Brookfield Zoo. We bought a membership this year and it has been an amazing decision. Seeing the exhibits again and again is never boring because the animals are always doing different things. We have varied the times we have gone and the kids have loved every single visit. Using one of the many provided restaurants can be very expensive. I highly suggest bringing your own food. With playgrounds, indoor, and outdoor exhibits you will easily spend the day there.

  • Nice Zoo! However, for the admission they should include some sort of souvenir or discount gift for next visit. On another note, the Zoo is pretty big and the parking lot is conveniently close by. Our admissions process on a weekend was pretty quick. Although, I believe weekdays should be a lot quicker. There is definitely a lot of sight seeing here; tigers, bears, dolphins, snakes, even peacocks are walking around the park freely. This place is definitely a family fun activity! I recommend you bring your cameras fully charged.

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  • What is the official website for the zoo? I want to get a family pass for my son's family as a Christmas gift.

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    • For a pass, you can check the official website of the zoo or you can also consider contacting them on  1-7086888000.

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  • I would like to purchase a family annual pass for Christmas for the family of my grandson. includes him his wife and 4 children. What would my cost be. I would like it to include all attractions.

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    • Hi Judy The Chicago Explorer pass may be of interest to you. Have a look. link

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    • Some attractions have individual ticket prices. You can check the official website for detailed prices. 

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