Welcome to Brookfield Zoo!

Please note our admission policies below. 


ADMISSION

All tickets and parking may be purchased onsite at Brookfield Zoo. (Advance online ticket and parking reservations are currently not available.) If you previously reserved tickets and parking for your zoo visit, you are welcome to enter the zoo at any time during that day. If you have a general admission pass with a barcode, a member guest pass, a Chicago Public Library Museum Pass, or a Museum Adventure Pass, you can bring that directly to the zoo for entry, no reservation required. 

 

TICKET PRICES

Adults: $24.95
Seniors 65 and over: $19.95
Children 3 to 11: $17.95
Zoo admission and all available attractions are FREE for children 2 and under. 


GROUP SALES
For groups of 20 or more, please click here for information on purchasing admission tickets.

CASH WELCOME
We once again accept cash for admission, parking, attractions, food, beverage, and merchandise purchases at the zoo.

PARKING
Please note that we no longer offer pre-payment for parking. Any parking fees must be paid for upon arrival at the zoo. Members park for free in the north parking lot. If you previously purchased parking through our reservation system, please bring your confirmation email with you.

Guests can park in either the North Parking Lot (8400 31st Street, Brookfield, IL) or South Parking Lot (3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL). Click here for directions to either lot. There are drop-off/pick-up areas available at both lots. 

Parking Fee at the North Gate
Cars: $15.00
Buses: $21.00
Cook County parking tax & Illinois Parking Excise Tax included.
Members: Free

Parking Fee at the South Gate
Cars: $15.00
Buses: $21.00
Cook County parking tax & Illinois Parking Excise Tax included.
Members: $5.00

Click here for directions if traveling by car. Click here for information if traveling via public transit. 

HEALTH & SAFETY

The health and safety of our animals, staff, and guests are of paramount importance. Following the State of Illinois Mandate, masks are required to be worn inside all buildings.

  • Beginning January 3, 2022, Cook County will require all individuals 5 years of age and older to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to dine at any of our restaurants or attend a private catered event.
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  • Brookfield Zoo will not require proof of vaccination to enter the zoo, visit the indoor animal exhibits, use the restrooms or to purchase food to-go from outdoor or indoor restaurant locations. 
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Open Buildings (FACE COVERINGS REMAIN REQUIRED INSIDE)

Please note that masks remain required inside ALL buildings at Brookfield Zoo (children 2 & under not required to wear masks). 
The following indoor buildings are currently open or will open at the designated day and time noted: ​

*Australia
*BZ Red Hots
*Café del Sol
​*Clouded Leopard Rain Forest
*Desert's Edge
*Great Bear Wilderness underwater viewing
*Feathers & Scales
*Habitat Africa!: The Forest
*Habitat Africa!: The Kopje
*Hamill Family Play Zoo  (for more information on schedule and safety protocols click here)
*Hamill Family Wild Encounters
*Living Coast
*Pachyderm
*Parakeet Aviary
*Pinniped Point underwater viewing
*Regenstein Wolf Woods indoor viewing
*Reptiles & Birds
*Seven Seas underwater viewing & Dolphins in Action
*The Swamp

Please note the following buildings are currently CLOSED at this time:
*Peacock Café & Grill
*Tropic World 

Please note that the splash pad at The Living Coast, drinking fountains, and water misters are turned off.

 

ATTRACTIONS
Attractions including Dolphins in Action (masks required), Hamill Family Wild Encounters, Hamill Family Play Zoo, The Carousel,and playgrounds are now open. Butterflies! and Motor Safari are not currently operating.

For more information about your upcoming visit, check out our Know Before You Go page

MEMBERSHIP
To learn more about zoo membership, click here to find the membership level that works for you! 

 

Don't miss any updates from the Chicago Zoological Society. Sign up for the Brookfield Zoo email newsletter and receive regular updates and special offers direct to your inbox.

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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