Brookfield Zoo

Zoo and Other Great Outdoors
3300 Golf Rd (at 31st St), Brookfield, IL 60513, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
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Based on 762 votes

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    Renee L.
    "The dolphin show and the rain forest exhibit was excellent."(9 Tips)
    Amanda A.
    "Must visit: the monkey house and the dolphin show."(5 Tips)
    Joseph C.
    "Stingray Bay is worth much more than what they charge."(3 Tips)
    Marc Y.
    "The family plus membership is the best deal..."(2 Tips)
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  • Christian T.

    Great time with the family outside

    Christian Thompson · 1 week ago
  • Matthew S.

    Fun day trip, the gorilla feeding time was pretty funny to watch

    Matthew Schuman · September 2
  • Brian K.

    Awesome place for the Family! We have an annual membership which we take full advantage of. There are Zoo Nights, Boo at the Zoo, and so many more fun activities for the family to do. Awesome!

    Brian Kelly · July 9
  • Jenna P.

    Food is overpriced. Bring your own!

    Jenna Pavlik · June 30
  • Alex C.

    Pick up a map and an event schedule as soon as you get in. If you're in the right place at the right time, you can see all sorts of cool zoo chats and events with your favorite animals.

    Alex Cleveland · June 21
  • Troy L.

    No many animals outside

    Troy Lojeski · June 18
  • Hisoka N.

    Stingray Bay is definitely a place to go. The stingrays literally just come right up to you when you put your hand in!

    Hisoka N · June 16
  • Iryna V.

    The Zoo is gigantic! Nice place to spend the entire day.

    Iryna Vistovska · May 11
  • Brianna W.

    A great place for kids. If it's cold out you definitely want to bring a jacket cause of all the open space.

    Brianna Woltz · May 1
  • Terrass M.

    A beautiful zoo, way better than Lincoln park zoo. The animals have much more space to roam.

    Terrass Misher · April 21
  • Carlos B.

    If you're going to visit more than twice in a year, the memberships make sense

    Carlos Butler · April 12
  • Browneyes11

    This is really great I've been to Brookfield Zoo for years its my favorite

    Browneyes11 · March 19
  • Ana M.

    I have loved this zoo since I was a kid. Look for free weekends in the winter. Check out 'Sexy Shrimp' at the penguin exhibit.

    Ana Menendez · February 16
  • Ashley ♡.

    The Holiday Magic activities are always super fun. Not to mention some of the big cats are only active at night :)

    Ashley ♡ Genevieve · December 29, 2014
  • Matt C.

    Stop by the monkey house, visit the relatives :-)

    Matt Ciessau · December 28, 2014
  • Jeff B.

    Great zoo, but could use more Christmas lights

    Jeff Beck · December 19, 2014
  • Addiz R.

    Lights were great

    Addiz Rosenthal · December 15, 2014
  • Michelle H.

    Light show

    Michelle Helstern · December 14, 2014
  • Jennifer B.

    Boo at the zoo!!

    Jennifer Boberg · November 2, 2014
  • Dana J.

    I love the Living Coast and Wolf Woods!

    Dana Jensen · October 24, 2014
  • Brian K.

    Awesome for Kids and Adults alike. Great way to spend Family Time while the kids learn

    Brian Kelly · October 8, 2014
  • Dan M.

    Great zoo, amazing indoor primate exhibit

    Dan McMillan · September 26, 2014
  • Bob D.

    Check out the baby gorilla.

    Bob DeGraff · September 10, 2014
  • Robbie H.

    Great Giraffe habitat! You can really get close to them!

    Robbie Helzer · August 31, 2014
  • Kathy B.

    Enjoy the cool mist!

    Kathy B. · August 18, 2014
  • Renee L.

    The dolphin show and the rain forest exhibit was excellent.

    Renee Luckett-Bell · August 17, 2014
  • Anamaria H.

    Come later in the day. More of the animals are active close to closing time.

    Anamaria Hernandez · August 14, 2014
  • Jalil M.

    Monkeys ftw

    Jalil Mcgee · August 13, 2014
  • Brian S.

    One of the best zoos in America. The monkey house is definitely worth seeing

    Brian Sutow · August 13, 2014
  • Erika E.

    With my princess

    Erika Ecker · August 8, 2014
  • Rick

    Primate area was awesome. There are two new babies and the families put on quite the show when we were there.

    Rick · August 7, 2014
  • Rebecca S.

    Fun animals

    Rebecca Shuman · July 16, 2014
  • Jessica K.

    Stingrays were awesome

    Jessica Killingham · June 25, 2014
  • Bleesy Dee F.

    Polar Bear 😍

    Bleesy Dee Flores · June 16, 2014
  • Karyn M.

    Awesome food, great dolphin show. In butterfly exhibit--so cool!

    Karyn Miller · June 15, 2014
  • Alejandro P.

    The fountain is beautiful

    Alejandro Pelaez · June 14, 2014

    Had an awesome time as usual.

    ÐΛΠIΞL Ř · June 5, 2014
  • Aaron L.

    If you see a line of buses, just turn around!

    Aaron Laudermith · May 19, 2014
  • April B.

    Tram driver Nicole K is hilariously informative.

    April Berkowski · May 11, 2014
  • Snappette D.

    Very nice day for walking and the animals were somewhat friskey!

    Snappette D. · April 26, 2014
  • Melissa S.

    Fun carousel!

    Melissa Sisco · April 26, 2014
  • Gerardo Rodrigo I.

    Funny place

    Gerardo Rodrigo IbMay · April 25, 2014
  • ebbhead1991

    Are you there to watch the animals, or for the animals to watch you?

    ebbhead1991 · April 19, 2014
  • Amanda A.

    Opened on July 1, 1934, it is a favorite place for all types of animal lovers. Must visit: the monkey house and the dolphin show.

    Amanda Aggen · March 31, 2014
  • Christina R.

    Been a member for forever. Wear comfy shoes. Stay away from the eatery by the penguin house RUDE STAFF! Beware of the peacocks and geese they aren't afriad. Dolphin show is amazing!

    Christina Rodriguez · March 31, 2014
  • Dianne 💞

    The membership is worth it:)

    Dianne 💞 · March 14, 2014
  • Jill R.

    Lots of free days in winter! The Play Zoo is fantastic for kids, and there's a baby gorilla in the big primate house. Parking is $10 but on weekends park free at high school outside south gate.

    Jill Rettberg · February 22, 2014
  • Mario Jose B.

    Nice and interesting

    Mario Jose Barros · February 21, 2014
  • Christine W.

    Love this zoo. Membership is a must

    Christine Wright · October 26, 2013
  • Stacy A.

    The volunteers at Brookfield Zoo are great!!!!

    Stacy Ambrozich · October 20, 2013

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