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​.

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, veteran, and retired members of the military. The military benefit does not extend to family members. Payment for parking is required. 

To reserve your timed tickets, follow the directions for a complimentary admission pass with a barcode to reserve one free military ticket for yourself and pre-pay for your parking. If you are bringing additional guests, please follow the instructions to purchase new admission ticketsPlease present your military ID and your timed tickets at one of the zoo's admission booths for entry.


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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