Shopping at the Zoo

Shopping at Brookfield Zoo

Shopping 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.

You can order merchandise from any of the zoo's shops, by calling the numbers listed below. Orders can be shipped to you. All shops accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card and are open during normal zoo hours. You can also shop Brookfield Zoo merchandise online through our Zoo Shop. You can find each individual merchandise shop in our zoo map as well. 


Bear Crossing - Great Bear Wilderness


(708) 688-8519
Take a break from the wilderness in our one-of-kind gift shop with the aura of a rustic lodge. Browse through our selection of handmade Native American items, camping activities, pop culture favorites and traditional gifts for all ages. At Bear Crossing you can find dreamcatchers, jewelry, books, candles and more!


Coast Gift Shop - The Living Coast

(708) 688-8207
Dive in and find a variety of eclectic treasures. Choose from mugs, clothing, accessories and more! This store carries the zoo’s largest selection of one-of-kind Fair Trade and eco-friendly products. With such a large selection, you will be sure to find the perfect item to commemorate your Brookfield Zoo visit.


Seven Seas Gift Shop


(708) 688-8643
Remember your exciting underwater experience with something from our unique selection of Seven Sea's t-shirts, gifts, toys, and stuffed animals. Stop by and take home a dolphin, narwhal or your very own mermaid plush.


Stuffed Animal Kingdom & North Gate Shop

(708) 688-8605
Which Brookfield Zoo animal do you love the most? Find it here in Brookfield Zoo's largest selection of stuffed animals, from tiny treasures to life-sized! Choose from a collection of animals, from African wild dog, okapi, to traditional favorites, like tigers and giraffes. Animals come in all colors—from blue hippos to pink penguins, some even with swirlies and stripes. Be sure to step in and see the llamacorn!


South Gate Market

(708) 688-8638
Venture around the world for unique handcrafted gifts including jewelry, scarves, and decorative items. Choose from a wide selection of animal masks, toys, crafts, and stuffed animals. Pamper yourself with a new purse, animal umbrella, sweatshirt, or a blanket. Be sure to peruse our large selection of books for guests of all ages.



Did you know that the first Mold-a-Rama sold at Brookfield Zoo was way back in 1966? Collected by generations of zoo-goers, the now world-famous Mold-a-Rama colorful animals are created before your eyes at various locations throughout the park. $5.00 each.


Penny Press

Gorilla / Crocodile / Giraffe / Zebra - South Gate Market
Penguin / Eagle / Wolf - Coast Gifts
Kangaroo / Dolphin / Frog / Lion - Seven Seas 
Wombat / Zebra / Giraffe - Stuffed Animal Kingdom
Leopard / Peacock / Rhino - Reptiles & Birds Breezeway
Lion / Elephant / Giraffe - Carousel

Photo Booths

Condor Photo Fun Strip  - Coast Plaza - at Andean Condors
Zoofari Photo Fantasy - North side of Carousel
Lion Window Photo Fantasy - Lion Viewing Window
Sketch Master - CLC Building SW Corner, across from Formal Pool



Closed for Season
Facepaint & Henna Tattoos: East Mall (weather dependent)
Facepaint only: Carousel and Living Coast (weather dependent)


Character Artist

Closed for Season
Living Coast (weather dependent)


Sign Up for Zoo Classes

Parents and young explorers can experience serious fun at one of our Family Play Classes!

Teacher Classes at Brookfield Zoo

Register for Teacher Classes

Teachers can choose from a wide variety of unique courses for continuing education credit 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.