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Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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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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  • It was a fun family day with plenty to do and see! As firs time visitors, we struggled a bit to figure out the layout and how tickets for special attractions work. We never did get to see the... 
    It was a fun family day with plenty to do and see! As firs time visitors, we struggled a bit to figure out the layout and how tickets for special attractions work. We never did get to see the...  more »
  • We visited this zoo on the 4th of July weekend and had a great time: both me and my other half are kids at heart and enjoy visiting zoos around the world, whether Singapore, San Diego etc or London... 
    We visited this zoo on the 4th of July weekend and had a great time: both me and my other half are kids at heart and enjoy visiting zoos around the world, whether Singapore, San Diego etc or London...  more »
  • Better space for animals! It is heartbreaking I will not pay one cent to go to any zoo! Animals should be kept in the wild and not stuck in small spaces to pace in. 
    Better space for animals! It is heartbreaking I will not pay one cent to go to any zoo! Animals should be kept in the wild and not stuck in small spaces to pace in.  more »
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  • Haven't been here in a long time, but man did my family and I have so much fun! We enjoyed it! Of course we had to get some food and dip n dots. The burgers and fries were so good and the dip n dots hit the spot on this sunny day! Definitely coming back!! See you soon!
  • Seriously love the zoo. My hubby and I had our wedding reception here a few years ago and it was amazing. The catering food is restaurant quality. Plated beautifully. And they grow their own herbs. We brought our son for the first time today and we were a little disappointed about some exhibits being closed still, especially Tropic World Africa, where we had our cocktail hour for our wedding. But all the employees are courteous. Can't wait to go back when more is open!
  • I spent my summer's in high school working in the Brookfield Zoo concession stands. It was my favorite place of all my jobs in high school. I loved walking through the Zoo in the early morning hours. On more than one occasion I was able to see newborn baby animals, the first was a tiger cub and the second was a baby giraffe that was born in the Giraffe House which was across from the concession stand, Safari House, which was my permanent job assignment. The atmosphere was a lot of fun because the majority of the employees were either high school students and college students during summer break from all over the Chicago area and west suburban town's. I love animals and it was a great place to see animals you would have never had a chance to see below.
  • What can I say but Great Job on the New Dinosaur Experience Exhibit. It's definitely a fun and exciting way to see these Dinosaurs come to life. It's a fun and entertaining experience for the kids. Brookfield is also known for it's amazing and beautiful animal attractions as well. The Staff is extremely professional and polte to every guest visiting the zoo. I recommend calling before you go because of new safety regulations due to these times, you will need to make an appointment to visit. But rest assured you will not be disappointed when visiting Brookfield Zoo, as it truly is a great Chicago experience.
  • A great family place to enjoy the zoo animals. I would recommend packing lunch and eat there. The exhibits are great too. Every time we go, we see the giraffes which is nice for the kids. The dolphin show is cool too. Just go and everyone will have a great time.

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