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Cosley Zoo

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1st birthday celebration

What a beautiful zoo, the kids had a great time running around and exploring. It certainly will be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lori L
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A unique local that's well laid out and reasonably priced.

I've visited family in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn well into my 20s and never knew about this cozy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
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1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful zoo, the kids had a great time running around and exploring. It certainly will be a memorable 1st bday.

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited family in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn well into my 20s and never knew about this cozy and quaint zoo. It's uniquely organized in a way that keeps the kids engaged because the scenario and structures of each section changes. They have a duck...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wheaton Park District run zoo in North Wheaton. It has seen many changes and expansions over the years. Great reasons to go: start with free parking and kids under 17 free! Wheaton park district adults free! Non-residents 6-7$ depending on age. Plenty of room to...More

1  Thank Martha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very reasonably priced outing with young ones to see a variety of animals, not too large so perfect for little ones so they don't get overtired but has enough to see to make the trip worthwhile.

1  Thank Shelley L
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The title says it all, it’s a cute little zoo which you can probably finish in a couple of hours. They have duck feeding and chicken feeding which is awesome for younger kids. Parking is somewhat an issue because they only have a small parking...More

Thank Tonifaj
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised at how many animals are at the zoo. You can get up close and personal with some of them which makes it that much better. It isn't too expensive and has free parking. The kids really enjoy this place.

Thank The_girls_momma
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Small place worth about 1 hour at most- good for kids 5 or under. Cost of admission for adults is too expensive for what it is. Cute holiday lights show in December for free.

1  Thank barbkot
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Cosley Zoo is unique. You won find lions or tigers here. It’s where you find wild and domestic animals found here in Illinois. It’s a charming place for families with young children. And it’s a zoo where you can go for a morning or...More

Thank Nini1324
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This zoo is forever a part of my childhood. I love coming here and seeing the animals. It is really an amazing place

Thank shelly637
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I have been taking our boys and now my grandsons to Cosley Zoo for 40 years and never been disappointed. It has come a long way in all those years but some things have not changed. It is friendly and well maintained. The size is...More

2  Thank candace o
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April 28, 2016|
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Response from S_Chen0720 | Reviewed this property |
Admission Fees: Wheaton Park District Residents: Free! with a Wheaton Park District Universal Resident ID* Nonresident Adults (ages 18-54): $5 Nonresident Adults (ages 55 and over): $4 Cosley Zoo Members... More
Lynda M
June 16, 2015|
Response from Palatinedave | Reviewed this property |
from the website Our Hours: January-March: Daily 9 am-4 pm April-October: Daily, 9 am-5 pm November: Daily, 9 am-4 pm* After Thanksgiving-December 23: Daily, 9 am-9 pm December 26-30: Daily, 9 am-9 pm Christmas Eve: 9 am-12... More