Brookfield Zoo: What To Know Before You Go

We look forward to welcoming you to Brookfield Zoo! Enjoy our 235-acre zoological park, featuring more than 2,400 animals belonging to over 400 species. Read on to learn how to maximize your zoo visit!

ADMISSION & PARKING


All admission tickets and parking may be purchased onsite at Brookfield Zoo or by clicking here.
 

ZOO HOURS


Daily: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 


OPEN BUILDINGS 


The following indoor buildings are currently open or will open at the designated day and time noted:

*Australia (lobby only)
*BZ Red Hots 
*Café del Sol 
*Clouded Leopard Rain Forest
*Desert's Edge (closed for maintenance through May 27)
*Feathers & Scales
*Great Bear Wilderness underwater viewing 
*Habitat Africa!: The Forest
*Habitat Africa!: The Kopje
*Hamill Family Play Zoo (open on a modified schedule)
*Hamill Family Wild Encounters
*Living Coast
*Pachyderms 
*Parakeet Aviary 
*Pinniped Point underwater viewing
*Regenstein Wolf Woods indoor viewing
*Reptiles & Birds
*Seven Seas underwater viewing & Dolphins in Action
*The Swamp 
*Tropic World (Tropic World: Asia closed for maintenance)


Please note the following buildings are currently CLOSED at this time:

*Peacock Café & Grill


Please note that the splash pad at The Living Coast, drinking fountains, and water misters are now on for the season.

ATTRACTIONS

Attractions including Dolphins in Action, Hamill Family Play Zoo, Hamill Family Wild Encounters, and playgrounds are now open. The Carousel is open daily weather permitting. Butterflies! opens on May 28. Motor Safari is not currently operating. *(For more information on schedule and safety protocols click here)

 

MAPS

Zoo maps are available on our website. You can also download a zoo map to your phone via QR codes found at the zoo. Please note that no paper maps are available at the zoo at this time. 


ZOO CHATS

See our Zoo Chat schedule below!


HELP STOP THE SPREAD

If you or a family member is sick, we ask that you please respect the safety of others and stay home. Please visit when you are feeling better!
 

ACCESSIBILITY

For Wheelchair or Electronic Convenience Vehicle (“ECV”) rentals, please call (708) 688-8347 to reserve one in advance of your visit. If you call and leave a message before 5:00 p.m., someone will get back to you the same day. For a description of all the rentals available and associated costs, please click on “Rental (Alquiler)” below. An advanced reservation for a stroller or wagon is not needed. Same-day reservations for wheelchairs and ECVs are not accepted. For more information, visit our Accessibility page.
 

PARK RULES

For a full list of  rules, including service animals, photography, and animal safety, visit our Park Rules page.

-----

We look forward to welcoming you back to Brookfield Zoo! Click here to become a member and earn lots of benefits.

Consider making a donation that will immediately support our animal care and welfare programs, as well as, other critical operations of the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. Your contribution is so important and will be used in the area of greatest need at the zoo.

In case you missed them, check out our "Bring The Zoo To You" Facebook Live chats to reacquaint yourself with our animals and see what they've been up to.

Stay informed on all the updates at CZS.org. Sign up for the Brookfield Zoo email newsletter and receive regular updates and special offers direct to your inbox.

The Chicago Zoological Society is a private, nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Screen-Shot-2020-06-22-at-9-32-27-AM.png Screen-Shot-2020-06-22-at-9-49-57-AM.png Screen-Shot-2020-06-22-at-9-50-05-AM.png Screen-Shot-2020-06-22-at-9-50-11-AM.png Screen-Shot-2020-06-22-at-9-50-19-AM.png