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Cosley Zoo, Wheaton

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  • This is a small friendly zoo. We went with our daughter and grandson and enjoyed it very much. It was easy to get around. Nice place to spend a few hours if you are looking for something to do.  more »
  • This has been a favorite of ours for years. The kids can get up close to all the farm animals and the goats are always so entertaining. They have an old caboose for kids to climb on which is great. Ni...  more »
  • Great way to get the kids out for an hour or so. Polite staff and enough animals to keep the kids engaged.  more »
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  • I grew up within walking distance of Cosley, and still visit it regularly with my daughter. We never miss the special activities in the spring and fall months, and usually get our Halloween pumpkins and our holiday tree in December from Cosley (the holiday lights in the winter months are excellent). Walking through the zoo itself is fun, educational, and relaxing. The animals are well cared for and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Cosley Zoo is a gem.
  • Good for families w/small children. Spend an hour. Allow slightly more time if you bring or buy a lunch. Brought teen girls, we all enjoyed our visit. ImHO, becoming too modernized, used to be charming. Even the caboose has been modernized and is virtually unrecognizable inside as a caboose. Now walls are lined w/ preschool exhibits.
  • Very cute small local friendly Zoo, nice for kids and adults to interact with animals. Nice picnic tables, small fun fairs (pay extra for that). Easy parking.
  • Stho I grew up going to real nice zoo's like Brookfield. But there was a certain intrigue about seeing Bill Cosby zoo. Then someone was all like no Pete, it's Cosley not Cosby... Datss lame. Anyways, Matt Damon woulda been super disappointed if he bout this zoo, it's super small. Better for like super little kids cuz it's mostly barnyard animals. Not a great variety no sir.
  • We were in town visiting family and this zoo was close by. It is small but well cared for. With one child who wishes to be a zookeeper, we're always looking for good opportunities. Cosley Zoo offers a Backstage Bobcats program where you go into the Bobcats building and they show you how they train the cats. A really educational presentation that the kids enjoyed. To participate - you can call ahead or stop at the gift shop. It's $12/person and starts promptly at 10:55am each day.
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