• Overview

    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.

    COVID-19 Procedures:
    A number of enhanced operational protocols and procedures have been set in place, and it is highly recommended for guests to read through them at CZS.org/KnowBeforeYouGo prior to visiting Brookfield Zoo. 

  • Map
  • Amenities
    Attractions
    Dining
    Distances
    General
    Motorcoach/Group Tours
    Sports and Recreation
    COVID-19 Procedures
    General
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    • Stroller Rental:
    General
    • Food Type: American
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    General
    • Miles From O'Hare Airport: 15
    • Miles From Midway Airport: 6
    • Miles From DuPage Airport: 28
    • Miles To Metra Station: 1
    General
    • Map Code: H-15
    • On-Site Parking Available:
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    Discounts
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    Hours of Operation
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    General
    • Work with Motorcoach/Group Tours:
    • 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.
    • Minimum # of People for Group Tour: 20
    • Maximum # of People for Group Tour: 2000
    • Motorcoach Parking On-Site - Free:
    • Meet and Greet Programs:
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    General
    • Forest/Nature Preserve:
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    • No Contact Services:
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    • Mobile Payments Accepted:
    • Mobile Payments Required:
    • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
    • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
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    Personal Protection
    • Masks Required-Staff:
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    • Health Screening Required-Staff:
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    • Exhibits Space
    • Exhibits 30
    • Largest Room 3000
    • Total Sq. Ft. 48000
    • Reception Capacity 350
    • Theatre Capacity 300
    • Available for Private Events
    • Meeting/Banquet/Exhibit Space Available?
    • Hard Wired Internet Access - Meeting Rooms
    • Wireless Internet Access - Meeting Rooms
    • Maximum # of Guests for Private Events 1000
    • On-Site AV
    • Provide On-Site Catering
    • Satellite Broadcasting
    • Conference Seating Capacity 250
    • Banquet Space
    • Exhibit Space
    • Private Dining Space Available
    • Total Exhibit Space Sq. Ft. 10000
    • Video Conferencing
    • Webcasting
    • Banquet Capacity 1000
    • Number of Rooms 15
    • Classroom Capacity 200
  • Events

    Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

    VIRTUAL: Bring the Zoo to You Live Chats

    • Presented By: Brookfield Zoo
    • Location: VIRTUAL
    • Recurring every week day