We're very excited to welcome you back to Brookfield Zoo!

Guest capacity will be limited to ensure safe social distancing within the 216-acre park. Reservation times will be available in 20-minute increments. Everyone must reserve and secure a ticket online before visiting Brookfield Zoo. Please note that no tickets will be sold onsite. All tickets are non-refundable and no rain checks will be made. We appreciate your understanding!

When we do reopen, the health and safety of our animals, staff, and guests are of paramount importance. Operations of zoo grounds will be managed accordingly. Please note there were will be limited animal viewing during your visit. All attractions, including Motor Safari, are closed. Public access to buildings is subject to change.

Indoor areas that are currently open are at limited capacity and may require a wait to enter. They include:
*Great Bear Wilderness underwater viewing area
*Hamill Family Wild Encounters (requires attraction fee)
*The Living Coast
*Seven Seas underwater viewing area
*The Swamp

​All indoor buildings not mentioned, except for bathrooms, are currently closed. For more information about your upcoming visit, check out our Know Before You Go page

If you're ready to reserve tickets, just click the answer that corresponds to your situation below and you'll be taken to the appropriate ticketing page. 

To begin, are you currently a Brookfield Zoo Member? 



Please Note: ticket reservations are limited to groups of 9 or less​. If you are looking for free admission for military personnel, please click "NO" above and look for the corresponding links on the next page.

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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