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Brookfield Zoo

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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
+1 708-688-8000
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Where are all the animals?

Just visited today.... there are LOTS of empty and closed exhibits. Since the zoo is very large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David C
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Salmon Arm, Canada
Disappointed

I have been a member of the Zoological Society for a few years and I am sure there are "good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mayorman2011
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216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dolphin show” (190 reviews)
“monkey house” (15 reviews)
“indoor exhibits” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited today.... there are LOTS of empty and closed exhibits. Since the zoo is very large, you do a lot of walking and not seeing too many animals. Pachyderm house was closed, Tropic World Asia was empty, the old bear exhibit still sits empty,...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a member of the Zoological Society for a few years and I am sure there are "good" reasons for the decisions they make. Having said that I was really disappointed in what we saw on our last visit. Some animals, like the...More

Thank Mayorman2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So disappointed to see tiny enclosures for the animals. No enrichment , just boredom to be seen from all the animals.

Thank 40mikea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a group of residents from work. Took a Bus tour. Our tour guide was awesome and very entertaining!

Thank Monica P
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I got season passes that are good for 2 years. This zoo has it all...animals, shoes, activities, fantastic food. We love it!!!

Thank MinervaNichole
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

We booked a penguin encounter for 4 of us. We arrived 20 min early and were one of the 1st people there. We were let into the room, my kids wanted to sit by the coat hooks but I didn't because my older son was...More

Thank shellerRenee
Reviewed December 10, 2017

We took our two 5 year-old grandkids to the Holiday Magic Night at Brookfield. We read the reviews talking about the parking nightmares. We're season ticket holders so we know the zoo fairly well, going 6-8 times per year. We arrived at the South parking...More

Thank Liddy4253
Reviewed December 4, 2017

We arrived around 4:00 and came in from the Souithwest. This is a much better way to get in. If you arrive for the Holiday Magic at this time there is no way to avoid traffic. Your best bet is to get here plenty ahead...More

Thank dianascram
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Come on Brookfield.... 50 degrees in December, opening weekend of zoo lights and you don’t have additional traffic control?? It took and hour and a half to make it the last half mile to the zoo. Brookfield police should support on such high traffic nights...More

1  Thank Kristin G
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I went to the Brookfield Zoo on 7/4/17. The zoo has many attractions and animals. Tell the truth, not really a fan of seeing animals in cages so I usually stay away from that type of zoo. Brookfield has few caged animals, if any, most...More

Thank BobJ_AA
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Orion T
December 3, 2017|
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Response from josephhW4044VI | Reviewed this property |
The parking is easy and inexpensive on property. Being from out of town, it was easy to get to from the highway as well.
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Karen S
July 13, 2017|
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Response from purplonyon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am unaware of a reciprocal agreement between other zoos. I would call the zoo to find out about special pricing. There is a Metra stop called the Hollywood stop that I think is within walking distance, but of course... More
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jponiatowski
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Kathy d | Reviewed this property |
Yes go early
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