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Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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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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  • Even though they're at hearing to all covid-19 protocols and current pandemic recommendations zoo is absolutely a place that you must visit. Even if you're only in Chicago for a few hours it's worth.....  more
    Even though they're at hearing to all covid-19 protocols and current pandemic recommendations zoo is absolutely a place that you must visit. Even if you're only in Chicago for a few hours it's worth.....  more »
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  • Seriously love the zoo. My hubby and I had our wedding reception here a few years ago and it was amazing. The catering food is restaurant quality. Plated beautifully. And they grow their own herbs. We brought our son for the first time today and we were a little disappointed about some exhibits being closed still, especially Tropic World Africa, where we had our cocktail hour for our wedding. But all the employees are courteous. Can't wait to go back when more is open!
  • I spent my summer's in high school working in the Brookfield Zoo concession stands. It was my favorite place of all my jobs in high school. I loved walking through the Zoo in the early morning hours. On more than one occasion I was able to see newborn baby animals, the first was a tiger cub and the second was a baby giraffe that was born in the Giraffe House which was across from the concession stand, Safari House, which was my permanent job assignment. The atmosphere was a lot of fun because the majority of the employees were either high school students and college students during summer break from all over the Chicago area and west suburban town's. I love animals and it was a great place to see animals you would have never had a chance to see below.

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