World-renowned, Brookfield Zoo inspires guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Set within a 216-acre nature park, the zoo has captivated and educated visitors since 1934. It is home to 2,000+ animal residents and is also an accredited arboretum.
Brookfield Zoo is open every day and welcomes more than two million guests yearly. It is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society and is located on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
Adults: $24.95 ($23.95 when you order online)Seniors 65 and over: $19.95 ($18.95 when you order online)
Children 3 to 11: $17.95 ($16.95 when you order online)
Zoo admission and all attractions (excluding The Carousel) are FREE for children 2 and under.
*Tickets must be used within a 12-month period.
Zoo Free Days
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from January 1 through February 29.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 1 through December 31.
*Free admission is good only during regular zoo hours. Zoo admission fees apply to Holiday Magic.
**Please note this does not include zoo attractions.
MondayJanuary 1 - March 21 Daily 10am - 5pm March 21 - May 22 Weekday: 10am -5pm Weekends: 10am - 6pm Memorial Day - Labor Day (May 23-September 7) Daily 9:30am - 6pm Summer Nights Concerts: 9:30am - 9pm September 8 - October 25 Weekdays: 10am - 5pm Weekends: 10am - 6pm October 26th - December 31 Daily 10am - 5pm Holiday Magic Days: 10am - 9pm