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Willowbrook Wildlife Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wild things from land, air and ponds.

Take any age with you to enjoy the native creatures of DuPage County and northern Illinois. Some... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Connie S
Good place for visit with grandson!

Visited last month with my grandson (5yr old) and enjoyed see the animals up close. The whole stop... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Take any age with you to enjoy the native creatures of DuPage County and northern Illinois. Some are being “rehabbed” to rejoin their wild relatives, and others live here permanently because of injuries. Great setting indoors and outdoors wandering through path behind the center.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Connie S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Visited last month with my grandson (5yr old) and enjoyed see the animals up close. The whole stop was most enjoyable - plus it was small enough to keep track of my grandson!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil487
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Willowbrook WIldlife Center has been rescuing and bringing local animals back to health for decades. This is a great place to take young children to learn about animals rehabbing from injuries and accidents. Indoors, you can see birds, snakes, turtles, small mammals who cannot be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BrianBirnbaum
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The boys are 8 & 6; both love science and nature. The staff are patient and excited to share what they know with my young naturalists, answering lots of questions. It’s a nice visit with accessible trails through the outdoor exhibits. The boys loved learning...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Becky H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Willowbrook rehabilitates injured wildlife.While their animal hospital is not open to the public for viewing, they have many educational exhibits with interesting wildlife indoors. They also have a large area outdoors with hiking trails and larger exhibits. Also, they provide small classes for scout badges....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Celia K
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a fun free activity. I have been here many times. The staff is friendly and there are always cool animals to view. The facilities are clean indoors and outdoors is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pearlmanj930
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Willowbrook is an amazing facility that cares for and rehabilitates injured wildlife . There are many educational exhibits for the kids, along with an outdoor and indoor zoo with animals that are permanent residents who cannot be released into the wild due to the nature...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We love taking our kids and grandkids to see local wildlife here. There is a very nice walk around a lake where you can view footprints of different animals, and inside, you can see animals recuperating from various accidents or sicknesses. We once brought an...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Judie J
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Willowbrook is a great place to bring kids for a short or long time. Our 2 year old grandson loves the inside cages the best. He also enjoys the puzzles and puppets. There is no charge but they do ask for a small donation. Sometimes...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mcthGlenellyn
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The rangers and employees here are very helpful in educating kids on wildlife. We have attended numerous events here and they are always amazing. We highly recommend the weekend program in April/May for International Migratory Bird Day. You get to see bird banding and your...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank margiewalks
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