We enjoy this zoo. Only gives information about northern Illinois. Free to Wheaton residents, but a fee for all others. Many school groups attend.
I've taken my grandkids several times. I don't know who enjoys it more, me or them! Farm animals and wild animals. It's a small park - just right for the little ones. They love climbing on the caboose. And a duck pond! What more could you ask for?
If you are looking for an hour or two to spend, particularly with your young child, this is a nice recommendation. There are not a lot of animals here, but enough to keep a young child occupied for an hour or more. Close to everything in Wheaton, this is a favorite local spot. There is a small admittance fee (do... More
When my children were young, we would visit this zoo to see the animals. Great to have a trip to a zoo just a short distance from our home. At the holidays, they have special events, such as pumpkins for Halloween, and Christmas lights in December. Parking is available.
It's a small zoo -- perfect for your toddler to walk the entire time. They have local animals and farm animals. The bobcats are a favorite as are the ever-comical raccoons. Plan to spend an hour or two at the most.
While I was a little disappointed in the animal selection (there are many similar animals at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center which is cheaper/free and closer to my home), I was very pleased with the family friendly atmosphere. The duck feeding was a bit frenzied, but also a lot a of fun. I will probably go back again next year to... More
We did not know about the Cosley Zoo until a friend told us about it. It's a very well kept, clean hidden treasure! We will definitely return for the beautiful landscaping, many lovely kinds of ducks in a charming pond that you can walk over by bridge, and mostly small animal displays. We really enjoyed the bobcats, I believe there... More
My wife and I used to take our kids here when they were young. I had not been here for a few years; but, recently visited as they had their annual fundraiser. They had food and wine tastings for the fundraiser - something not normally available. You were able to stroll through the Zoo as you sampled the wine at... More
The zoo looks very cute at first as you are walking through but when you stop and really look into the animals eyes you realize you are in a concentration camp for animals. My son really freaked out when he looked at the little racoon who had been kept there with electrified fence. I said to him no way that... More
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