Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 688-8000 | Toll Free (800) GOT-OZOO
Fax (708) 485-2649 | E-mail Us

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Open daily to inspire guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Brookfield Zoo features more than 216-acres and more than 4,000 animals. Exhibits will transport guests to all corners of the world to catch a glimpse of polar bears, giraffes, lions, kangaroos, zebras, grizzly bears, leopards, and so much more.


Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at (708) 688-8000 for exact directions.


Transportation Distances

Miles To Metra Station1
Miles From Midway Airport6
Miles From DuPage Airport28
Miles From Downtown Chicago13
Miles From O'Hare Airport15
Closest Metra LineMetra Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Line

Hours of Operation

Open DailyYes
Open Year RoundYes
Open New Year's DayYes
Open Memorial DayYes
Open EasterYes
Open Independence DayYes
Open Labor DayYes
Open Thanksgiving DayYes
Open Christmas EveYes
Open Christmas DayYes
Open New Year's EveYes

For more information, visit our website or call us at (708) 688-8000

Amenities


General
Wireless Internet Access in Common Area Yes
Family Restrooms Yes
Gift Shop Yes
Wheelchair Rental Yes
Stroller Rental Yes
On-Site Parking Available Yes
Equal Accessibility Yes

Discounts
Motorcoach Driver Yes
Other Discount Yes
Military Yes
Other Discount Description School Groups

Payments
Diners Club Yes
Discover Yes
JCB Yes
MasterCard Yes
Visa Yes
Personal Check Yes
American Express Yes
Debit Card Yes

Attractions
Garden/Nature Park Yes
Historic Yes
Zoo/Animals Yes

Dining
Brunch Served Yes
Lunch Served Yes
Dinner Served Yes
Alcohol Yes
Catering Yes
Children's Menu Yes
Outdoor Dining Yes
Reservations Required Yes
Restaurant Type Theme
Food Type American

Motorcoach/Group Tours
Meet and Greet Programs Yes
Group Check-In Yes
Motorcoach Parking On-Site - Free Yes
Work with Motorcoach/Group Tours Yes
Minimum # of People for Group Tour 20
Maximum # of People for Group Tour 2000
Description of Motorcoach/Group Tour Availability Brookfield Zoo provides one complimentary admission ticket for every 20 group tickets purchased. Motor coach operators receive complimentary bus parking, free admission for the bus driver, and $15 in food vouchers for the motor coach operator.

Sports and Recreation
Forest/Nature Preserve Yes

Upcoming Events

Dates Event Name & Description
12/1/18 - 12/23/18 Holiday Magic @ Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic, now in its 37th year, is Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival which features more than one million twinkling lights, animated light displays and a video light ...Read on.
12/15/18 - 12/16/18 Brookfield Zoo’s Breakfast with Santa @ Brookfield Zoo
Bring the whole family to Brookfield Zoo for a festive all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in the Discovery Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus along with the zoo’s costumed characters will make an appearance f...Read on.
12/16/18 - 12/16/18 Brookfield Zoo's Brunch with Santa @ Brookfield Zoo
Head to Brookfield Zoo and bring your appetite for a delectable all-you-can-eat holiday brunch at Bocaditos. Enjoy an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus and costumed characters, who will be available ...Read on.
12/31/18 - 12/31/18 Zoo Year’s Eve @ Brookfield Zoo
This New Year’s Eve, Brookfield Zoo invites families and friends to ring in 2019 at the annual Zoo Year’s Eve Celebration. Zoogoers can delight in Chicago’s longest-running lights festival, as well as...Read on.

Facility Information

Exhibit SpaceYes
Number of Rooms15
Banquet Seating1000
Exhibit Spaces30
Largest Room 3,000 sq. ft.
Total Area 48,000 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 15 Feet
Receptions Area Capacity350
Classroom Capacity200
Theater Capacity300
Wireless Internet Access - Meeting Rooms Yes
Hard Wired Internet Access - Meeting Rooms Yes
Banquet Space Yes
Private Dining Space Available Yes
Exhibit Space Yes
Meeting/Banquet/Exhibit Space Available? Yes
On-Site AV Yes
Available for Private Events Yes
Video Conferencing Yes
Satellite Broadcasting Yes
Webcasting Yes
Provide On-Site Catering Yes
Conference Seating Capacity 250
Maximum # of Guests for Private Events 1000
Total Exhibit Space Sq. Ft. 10,000 sq. ft.


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