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Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield
(4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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 into our Brookfield vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • As a vegetarian I have to say it was weird going to a zoo BUT then I found out that the zoo is known for taking care of rescue-animals and I have to say they really do. They try to create an environme...  more »
  • We have a membership and come often to the zoo. Kids love the zoo. Usually we stay for about 2 hrs and then have a picnic. Kids usually pick which part of the zoo they want to see each time because it...  more »
  • my daughter's 11th birthday gift was a trip to Brookfield Zoo to experience the Flippers and Fins backstage adventure - and she says it was the greatest thing she has ever done, the best day of her li...  more »
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  • Brookfield Zoo is always a family favorite. There's so much ground to cover and so much to learn that you can literally spend all day there. A great way to get in those steps! My favorite part of our recent visit was the Nature Trail-a first for my son and I, filled with beauty and lots of information about the animals we see everyday. I love the playgrounds situated perfectly near the dining area. And for more learning and fun, at a small cost, you can visit one of the many attractions such as the Play Zoo or the Petting Zoo. I always recommend the zoo to friends any time of the year.
  • I hate that animals live out their lives in cages. That said, this zoo gives the majority of their animals spacious, naturalistic dwellings. Peacocks roam the grounds freely. Children seem delighted. Parents can grab a child beer with their hot dog. The wolves hide in plain sight. It's a beautifully laid out zoo, great to walk, alone or with family.
  • Boo at the Zoo was a fun experience for the entire family. They had some great activities. Generally, the zoo is awesome. The kids love learning about all the animals. We are zoo members so that makes the experience even more enjoyable. It's a great idea especially if you're planning on visiting multiple times a year like we do.
  • Very fine place of entertainment for kids. All the animals are available here. The best thing about the zoo is that the animal's cage is of moderate size and the animals are visible clearly, nothing hidden. You will never be disappointed here,beautifully created.
  • I never write reviews, however, today my 18 year old Son and I visited Brookfield Zoo and it was the worst experience! Didn't go to Lincoln Park Zoo because of the traffic resulting from the Cubs World Series. Neither of us enjoyed our visit. Half of the animals were not out and visible. The restaurants were bad, they all sold pretty much the same items and extremely overpriced. I ended up getting a refund for a so-called "Grilled Bratwurst", that was actually boiled until it was literally white in color and inedible. The seats in the eating areas were absolutely filthy, so I had to wipe them down. Parking was ridiculous. A complete waste of time and money! I'm from Chicago and I never liked Brookfield Zoo as a child. I thought maybe it may have changed for the better, but it hasn't. It was bad when I last took my Son there when he was 5 years old. I will NEVER go to Brookfield Zoo again! I wish I could give it zero stars. Save yourself the aggravation and go to any other zoo.