Non-School Groups

Daycare, Private Pre-School, After School, Scouts, Park District, Montessori, Camp, Church Groups, and other Groups

Private Pre-Schools (from programs not located in a grammar school), day care centers, and after-school groups do not qualify for free school field trips. Children and their adult supervisors must pay normal zoo admission upon entry. No advanced reservations are necessary.

General Zoo AdmissionAdults: $24.95
Seniors 65 and Over: $19.95
Children (3 to 11): $17.95
Members: Free

Zoo admission is free on:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, January 1, 2020 through February 29, 2020.
Free admission is good only during normal zoo hours. Zoo admission fees apply to Holiday Magic.

Zoo Parking
Cars/Vans: $15.00
Buses: $21.00
Cook County parking tax & Illinois Parking Excise Tax included.

Member Cars/Vans:
North Lot: Free
South Lot: $5.00

Groups of 20 or More

If you are a non-school group but will be purchasing at least 20 tickets, your group qualifies for discounted admission.

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Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.