The past few months have been incredibly challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to place unanticipated and urgent pressures on many businesses, including nonprofit cultural institutions such as the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo. 

We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the zoo to the public from January 1 through and including February 28, 2021. We plan to reopen to the public on March 1, within state restrictions.

As we get closer to reopening, we will update this page with timed ticket reservation opportunities. Please keep an eye on our social media accounts and sign up for our newsletter to remain informed of any updates or changes. Thank you for your continued support of Brookfield Zoo!



If you would like to become a member in order to take advantage of the varied benefits of membership, including free parking, guest passes, member discounts, and more, click here to find the membership level that works for you! 

Every member receives

  • FREE admission for one year
  • FREE parking for one vehicle at the main entrance (1st Ave. and 31st Street)
  • Discount parking at the south entrance
  • Member discounts on selected attractions inside the zoo
  • Publications including member emails and Gateways, the quarterly member magazine
  • Monthly specials at shops
  • Restaurant discounts
  • Education program, and special event discounts

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Membership Discount

Members receive a 10% discount on food and drink purchases at Brookfield Zoo restaurants and receive special offers at zoo gift shops. Check out the special offer for the current month.

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