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Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

#3 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Illinois
See animals from the four corners of the world in their recreated natural habitats at Brookfield Zoo. The exhibits are either organized according to the family of animal, such as bears or hoofed animals, or according to the animal's natural surrounding, such as rain forest or desert. You can even see fully aquatic habitats with dolphins and stingrays. Interact with some animals, and learn useful information about them. Children are especially encouraged to learn about wildlife through play, exploration, and creative projects. Be aware that general admission doesn't cover all the attractions; check online for additional fees and specific timetables. Put Brookfield Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Brookfield trip builder .
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  • Animals were the usual like any zoo some are out some aren't. However the serve beer at this Zoo which makes it that much better for the adults. The Lego brick exhibit that was there during our visit ...  more »
  • Brookfield Zoo was opened in 1934 during the Great Depression. It a very large zoo with much green space for picnics, and a local escape from big-city stress. The exhibits are as free of obstructive b...  more »
  • One of my favorite places. The zoo is large and spacious. There is a lot collection of animals in clean enclosures. There are several restaurants there with good food, lots of "zoo trains" to ride through the area and the staff are always very courteous. There's lots of secure parking. The parking area is so large they could build another zoo. Great place for both young and old. Also, a really great place to practice photography. A really nice place!
  • We are zoo members. It's so worth the price to get free admission for 3 adults and any amount of kids and unlimited attractions. My kids love the children zoo and aquarium. You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch there too. Plenty of picnic tables to eat outside. If it rains, there are a lot of indoor attractions to still enjoy your time at the zoo!

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