Dining & Shopping

***In order to limit person-to-person contact, card payments will need to be used for food, beverage, and gift shop transactions.***


Dining at Brookfield ZooWalking around the zoo can sure work up an appetite! Luckily, there are plenty of fabulous food options. And they are located across the park so it is easy to grab snacks on the go, or sit down with the family for a larger meal. Check out this list of our most popular, and delectable, restaurants and plan your day to dig in, explore, and relax. PLEASE NOTE: Due to current guidelines, all indoor dining facilities are closed. Guests can still visit all seasonal food stands and walk-up carts.

List of restaurants across the park



Shopping at Brookfield ZooShopping at Brookfield Zoo is more fun than ever! Brookfield Zoo has something for everyone and proceeds from merchandise sales help to feed and care for our animals. What a great way to show your support for Brookfield Zoo. PLEASE NOTE: Due to current guidelines, all indoor shops are closed. Outdoor souvenir carts will be open throughout the zoo.

List of shops across the park


Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

New Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

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.