We are so excited to welcome you back to Brookfield Zoo! The safety of our guests, staff and animals is our highest priority, which is why we have made some changes in our operations to provide you with a safe and memorable experience. Be sure to familiarize yourself with our Know Before You Go updates so you have all the important information needed for your upcoming Zoo visit.


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 or to redeem library passes for admission, please click "NO" above and look for the corresponding links on the next page.

If you want to reserve tickets for
Holiday Magic, reserve general admission and parking on the following dates:

Friday through Sunday, November 27-29
Wednesday through Sunday, December 2-6, 9-13, & 16-20
Saturday through Thursday, December 26-31

Each Tuesday and Thursday in November, as well as every Monday and Tuesday in December through 12/22, are FREE ADMISSION DAYS at Brookfield Zoo. Reserve these tickets as you would for any other day, but you will see a price of $0.00 for all admissions. 

Xfinity’s holiday gift to you – free admission to Brookfield Zoo on select days!
has your Zoo admission covered.  

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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