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beautiful! i'm a bit picky about zoos since i've been to many places, and zoos are usually my top 5 places to visit. but i have to say this is a great place to visit. in fact, i just became a member!
If you go after 12:00 noon - drive all the way to the back row and then up to the front (left) to look for early arrivals leaving choice parking spaces; don't follow the herd to the back of the lot.
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!
Must get a membership...it will save you a ton of money! Between saving on parking, admission, and dolphin tickets, the family membership will repay itself many times over if you go more than once!
If you need to recharge your phone, just go find one of these outlets on the lamppost inside the zoo! Lift up the lid and plug in your charger. This one is by the Ape house. Charging my iPhone!
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.
Feel the holiday spirit and see the lights at the Annual Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic during the Holidays in the Chicago area. The zoo is located on 216 acres and features over 2,000 animals.
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!
Avoid purchasing from the random food carts around the zoo. If you are a member you don't receive your discount and you have to pay cash. Food from the carts can be found and the food courts.
Opened in 1934, the Zoo is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, featuring over 2,000 animals. Brookfield Zoo featured the first Giant Panda exhibit in the United States.
Be sure to check out the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit where kids can dress up in animal prints and zookeeper costumes, make an art project, and pet various wildlife.
Awesome place love the polar bears awesome petting zoo AAA+++ place to visit the workers are so friendly and to have a zoo so close tohome even makes it better
Playground by dolphin show is MUCH less crowded and has kid friendly seating. Also, gift shop in Wilderness area sells limited edition Star Wars inspired tees.
You can touch the sting rays in Sting Ray Bay! And the children's part of the zoo is more hands on for the kids. -Suggested tip from Cassie T., Safelite customer
Purchase the annuals family pass. It's worth it in gold with smaller kids. Also pay the extra $2.00 for members to park on Southside lot. A short walk to gates.
When going to the Holiday Magic show, get there around 4pm for no wait to get in. After 6pm, there is a long line just to get in the parking lot.
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.
Tram tickets are good all day. Ride to the east side for a Red Hot lunch. The fries are AWESOME. Enjoy the dolphins and decide if you want to continue your tram tour.
A beautiful zoo, way better than Lincoln park zoo. The animals have much more space to roam.
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.
If you have been to any zoo before, skip this place. Lame, boring, run down and in needs of to a work. This place is kind of ghetto and not worth the money.
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.
Wear comfortable shoes. Everything is very spread out. And bring your own food - kind of pricey and far from gourmet
The Holiday Magic activities are always super fun. Not to mention some of the big cats are only active at night :)
Check out the golden panamian frogs. See if you can find the initials SB in the rocks for whom it dedicated to.
A great place for kids. If it's cold out you definitely want to bring a jacket cause of all the open space.
Really good exhibits but a lot of walking. You normally have to pay extra for some of the extra attractions.
The Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit at Brookfield Zoo is nominated for Best Brush with Nature in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at timeoutchicagokids.com/awards!
Brookfield is great but pricey! Smh. Will have a membership next year for all the grands. Will pack a lunch with plenty water.
Be sure and check out the brand new baby boy giraffe born on November 12 at the African exhibit!! He was 6'2" at birth and weighed 140 pounds!!
Summer time at the zoo is great, but I love going in the winter -- especially around Christmas!
Stingray Bay is definitely a place to go. The stingrays literally just come right up to you when you put your hand in!
- One of the neatest Zoo's I've been too! Couldn't finish the tour in a day! :) loved it though.
Primate area was awesome. There are two new babies and the families put on quite the show when we were there.
Wear comfortable shoes. Everything is very spread out. And bring your own food :)
Bring your own food and drink! Its nice to support the zoo by buying things there... but it's a lot cheaper not to!
If you come off Wolf Road on to 1st Ave. , you can go in thru the South Entrance a smaller lot with a shorter walk to the zoo !
Pretty cool, huge zoo, but some paths aren't all that handicapped accessible.
Want a real special time? Sign up for a Wild Encounter at brookfieldzoo.org. I just spent the morning with dolphins and pinnipeds.
Be sure to bring your own food. Everything is super expensive.....go figure.
The Zoo is gigantic! Nice place to spend the entire day.
I love this place in the winter. An underutilized gem with the lack of crowds.
One of the best zoos in America. The monkey house is definitely worth seeing
This is really great I've been to Brookfield Zoo for years its my favorite
There are usually peacocks walking around the zoo. I like going to stingray bay & the butterfly garden.
Come later in the day. More of the animals are active close to closing time.
Visit the polar bears and there is a glass wall that they will stand up against.
Family plus membership for $115 pays foe itself on the first visit!