Shopping at the Zoo

Shopping at Brookfield Zoo
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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.

Zoo Map

Bear Crossing - Great Bear Wilderness

Daily: 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
(708) 688-8519
Kick the dust off your boots and come off the trail for a bit. Gallop into our one-of-kind gift shop, with the aura of a rustic lodge. Round up some swell gifts to take home, including some fine American wilderness and Native American handmade gifts. Take a gander at our selection of dream catchers, stone and leather jewelry, books, and more.

Coast Gift Shop - The Living Coast

Daily: 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
(708) 688-8207
Dive in and find an assortment of eclectic treasures. Choose from mugs, clothing, musical instruments, and more! This store carries the zoo’s largest selection of Fair Trade and eco-friendly products. Find the perfect stuffed animal or special toy to commemorate your Brookfield Zoo visit.

Seven Seas Gift Shop

Daily 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
(708) 688-8643
Remember your exciting underwater experience with a Seven Seas t-shirt or cap. Stop by and browse through our fine selection of giftware, toys, and stuffed animals. Swim away with Brookfield Zoo’s exclusive dolphin items for Merlin & Tapeko and other marine life memorabilia.

Stuffed Animal Kingdom

Daily: 9:30 a.m.- Close
(708) 688-8605
Which Brookfield Zoo animal do you love the most? Find it here in Chicago land’s largest selection of stuffed animals. Some are even life-sized! Choose from a furry collection of animals, from African wild dog, okapi, to traditional favorites, like tigers and bears. Find them in all your favorite colors, too—from blue hippos to pink penguins, some even with swirlies and stripes.

Wildlife Trading Post

Daily: 9:30 a.m.-Close
(708) 688-8638
Venture around the world for unique handcrafted gifts, from jewelry, scarves, and decorative items. Visit this South Gate attraction and choose from a large selection of animal masks and other dress-up items, toys, crafts, and stuffed animals.  Wildlife Trading Post has the largest and latest selection of adult, men’s and women’s fashion apparel items.  Kids can play dress-up in our children’s zookeeper costume. 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 machines colorful animals created before your eyes at various locations throughout the park.

Animals for 2018
Giraffe & Baby
Polar Bear
**Limited Time

Penny Press

Gorilla / Crocodile / Lemur - Wildlife Trading Post
Frog / Bat / Butterfly - Wildlife Trading Post
Penguin / Eagle / Wolf - Coast Gifts
Bison / Bear / Polar Bear – Great Bear Wilderness
Dolphin / Tiger / Turtle - Seven Seas Underwater Viewing
Wombat / Zebra / Giraffe - Stuffed Animal Kingdom
Leopard / Peacock / Rhino - Woof-field Gift West Annex
Lion / Elephant / Giraffe - Carousel

Photo Booths

Condor Photo Fun Strip  - across from the California Condor exhibit
Zoofari Photo Fantasy - North side of Carousel
Hamill Family Play Zoo Fantasy - Inside Hamill Family Play Zoo
Lion Window Photo Fantasy - Lion Window
Sketch Master - Woof-field Gifts West Annex


Daily:9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Facepaint & Henna Tattoos: East Mall (weekends - weather dependent)
Facepaint only: Carousel and Living Coast (weekends - weather dependent)

Character Artist

Daily: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Living Coast (weekends - weather dependent)

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Behind the Scenes Adventure!

Go behind-the-scenes when you register for Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo.

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.