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Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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#3 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Illinois
See animals from the four corners of the world in their recreated natural habitats at Brookfield Zoo. The exhibits are either organized according to the family of animal, such as bears or hoofed animals, or according to the animal's natural surrounding, such as rain forest or desert. You can even see fully aquatic habitats with dolphins and stingrays. Interact with some animals, and learn useful information about them. Children are especially encouraged to learn about wildlife through play, exploration, and creative projects. Be aware that general admission doesn't cover all the attractions; check online for additional fees and specific timetables. Put Brookfield Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Brookfield trip builder .
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  • 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...  more »
  • So disappointed to see tiny enclosures for the animals. No enrichment , just boredom to be seen from all the animals.  more »
  • Went here with a group of residents from work. Took a Bus tour. Our tour guide was awesome and very entertaining!  more »
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  • Went for the Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic and they stepped up their lights game this year. It was very impressive and fun. We also enjoy the model train set up. Only thing to be aware of is the long line to get into the zoo, we sat in line for close to an hour before we got into the parking lot. Once we were in it was fine, didn't seem too crowded.
  • Best zoo, hands down. Always super clean,friendly staff. The animals always seem happy and there are tons of different things to see and do. Me and my family have been members here for 5 years now. Food is very pricey but you can bring in your own cooler!!
  • Wonderful day out with the family. Take time and see the animals. Learn about where they come from and what they are doing to save them. Also everyone should get themselves or their families out during the holiday to see the lights at the zoo! So much fun and so pretty. Take some time and get outside.
  • Had an excellent time! Hadn't been to the zoo in many years, so wasn't sure what to expect! We went during Halloween, so there were many costumed kiddies, which was delightful. We definitely recommend taking the safari train, otherwise I'm for a lot of walking, but it's worth it, at the end of the day you'll thank yourself!! Haunted hayride was great too because of the awesome woman your guide!! The only downer was there were no elephants nor giraffes.?
  • Such a great experience. Lots of fun! Went during winter and the lights were lovely. The carousel is really great with so many neat animals to ride. Each one was different and included a preying mantis, baboons, hog, and other unexpected creatures. We left a few hours after dark and it was insane how many cars were waiting to pull into the zoo. They were waiting a half a mile down the rode in a stand still, and the parking lot was already full. Definetly worth visiting earlier and staying for the lights I would NEVER try and visit after sundown.

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