Salt Creek Wilderness

Salt Creek Wilderness

Salt Creek Wilderness

Want to get away and relax a bit from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the zoo? Then you might want to check out Salt Creek Wilderness. Take a relaxing stroll as you immerse yourself in species of plants and animals native to Illinois.

A number of bird species make this spot a migratory resting spot, and others make this their home all year round. Be sure to keep an eye out for our two trumpeter swans that produce eggs here each year on Indian Lake.


Brookfield Zoo Closed on Wednesday and Thursday (Jan. 30-31)

Brookfield Zoo will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31, due to the predicted extreme temperatures on these days. The zoo will be open Tuesday, January 29, as usual and will reopen on Friday, Februrary 1.


Daily: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note: Indoor animal exhibits close 30 minutes before general zoo closing, except for Tropic World, which closes 45 minutes before general zoo closing.

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