Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Rd (at 31st St)
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 688-8000


  • Opened in 1934, the Zoo is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, featuring over 2,000 animals. Brookfield Zoo featured the first Giant Panda exhibit in the United States.
  • Check out the bear wilderness!!!
  • Visit the polar bears and there is a glass wall that they will stand up against.
  • Go visit the polar bear. He really hams it up.
  • Watch for peacocks falling out of trees!
  • This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by
  • don't fall over at pinneped point. floor is always wet.
  • Be sure to check out the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit where kids can dress up in animal prints and zookeeper costumes, make an art project, and pet various wildlife.
  • The family plus membership is the best deal...
  • Find the grumpy Screech Owl in The Swamp, you'll be glad you did.
  • Watch out for the snakes lol
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Everything is very spread out. And bring your own food :)
  • I love this place in the winter. An underutilized gem with the lack of crowds.
  • Be sure to bring your own food. Everything is super expensive.....go figure.
  • The zoos carousel is one of the largest hand-carved wooded carousels in the country, with 72 animals and three chariots. Plan to shell out $2.50 per ride!Powered by
  • Awesome place love the polar bears awesome petting zoo AAA+++ place to visit the workers are so friendly and to have a zoo so close tohome even makes it better
  • Buy the membership; you will get your money's worth
  • - One of the neatest Zoo's I've been too! Couldn't finish the tour in a day! :) loved it though.
  • The Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit at Brookfield Zoo is nominated for Best Brush with Nature in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!
  • Check out the Dolphin show for sure...and stingray exhibit was awesome!

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Brookfield Zoo (at 31st St)
Brookfield Zoo (at 31st St)
Brookfield Zoo (at 31st St)