Make extraordinary connections at Brookfield Zoo with friends and loved ones through up-close encounters with wildlife and nature.
To ensure safe social distancing, a reserved timed-ticketing system to limit guest capacity is being implemented.
In October and November, zoo admission is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The following month, free days will be on Mondays and Tuesdays through December 22. Online reservations are required with times available in 20-minute increments between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All admission and parking tickets must be secured prior to arriving at the zoo, and a parking fee of $15 per vehicle still applies.
*No tickets will be sold on site. All tickets are nonrefundable and no rain checks will made.
Open every day of the year, set on 216 acres, and just 12 miles west of Chicago, Brookfield Zoo is easily accessible. Meet the Animal Ambassadors, experience a keeper chat, or see Dolphins in Action. Aside from its naturalistic and innovative multispecies exhibits, Brookfield Zoo is known for its international role in wildlife conservation. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization, which operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.