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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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Beautiful zoo

My grandchildren had a wonderful time here. It is well laid out and marked so you can find the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Good Zoo

This is the second time I've been to this zoo. Once back in summer 2007, and yesterday June 20 for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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216-acre zoo with over 400 species of animals.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 days ago via mobile

My grandchildren had a wonderful time here. It is well laid out and marked so you can find the animals you'd like. The petting zoo was especially nice with goats and wallabys that were easy to access. The food was of course a little more...More

Thank nanna5indiana
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the second time I've been to this zoo. Once back in summer 2007, and yesterday June 20 for our daughter's 8th Birthday. She had a good time although got very tired from all the walking since we spent the whole day there. A...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family visited the zoo a couple of weeks ago, and we were very disappointed to learn that Festival of Flight no longer existed. Instead, they now have a donosaur show. The free bird show was very entertaining for all ages, whereas the dinosaurs are...More

Thank addygirl2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

The on;y major complaint is there is a lot of useless space. Would like to see more foliage along walkways. I did go when it was 35 degrees C. So maybe that made my experience a bit works.

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo had a good mix of inside and outside exhibits and lots of trees that provide shade. Recommend going in the morning before it gets too hot. Allows strollers and coolers. Only downside is that lots of activities cost extra (petting zoo, penguin interaction,...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

That was my first and last zoo visit in my life. The polar bear... I cannot forget his condition. He was under the sun!! no ice!! The staff said the water is very cold so it is enough for him! NO! It was not enough...More

Thank Tuğçe U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this zoo on 6/10/17. It was just okay. I had a good time and will probably go again, but I've been to zoos where I think the enclosures for the animals were nicer. I still recommend it though. However be sure to...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew....great zoo that doubles as a wedding venue that is really fun! Our family member got married next to the big fountain in the center of the zoo, trams then took us all to the aquarium for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres--it smelled a little...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds of the Brookfield zoo are beautifully laid out with lots of greenery, walkways and water fountains. The animal areas were well thought out. It was wonderful to see those big cats! I would like to go back and spend more time taking in...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to the Chicago Zoological Society (its real name) since I was a child and most recently on Mother's Day and it is still a thrill to visit this gem. Of course on those crowded holidays, parking can be a challenge and...More

Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
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Michelle J
Is it a safe walk from the Hollywood stop to the zoo?
7 June 2017|
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Response from purplonyon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure exactly how far the walk is, but I don't think you would have any safety issues. My husband thinks there might be a bus you can take as well. I will try and check.
Layla A
how much it cost for one person to get into the zoo??
1 April 2017|
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Response from Kathy d | Reviewed this property |
You can try to go to Bank of America on line for free one day pass and also local library's may let you check out a free day pass.
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?
10 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