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  • Brookfield Zoo at Chicago

Experience a Unique Encounter with Nature at the Brookfield Zoo

Connect with nature and wildlife at the world-renowned Brookfield Zoo. Managed by the Chicago Zoological Society and set within a 216-acre nature park, this popular Chicago attraction has captivated and educated visitors since 1934. Today, the zoo is home to over 2000 animals and is also an accredited arboretum. The Brookfield Zoo is open every day and welcomes more than two million guests each year. In addition to the animal exhibits, the zoo also hosts a myriad of exciting events, including paint nights, concerts, and more.


  • Adults: $21.95 ($20.95 online)
  • Seniors 65 and Over: $15.95 ($14.95 online)
  • Children 3 to 11: $15.95 ($14.95 online)


  • Sun - Thurs: 9:30 am – 6 pm
  • Fri - Sat: 9:30 am – 9 pm


  • Brick Safari
  • Summer Nights Concerts
  • Paint Nights
  • ZooBrew
  • Trivia Nights


  • Breakfast
  • Live Music
  • Motor Safari
  • Lectures & Presentations

How much are Brookfield Zoo memberships?

A Brookfield Zoo membership costs $117 per year for up to two adults and their children or grandchildren. The membership also includes four one-time-use guest admission tickets and free parking at the main entrance.

Is Brookfield Zoo parking free?

The Brookfield Zoo has a $14 parking fee. However, free parking at the main entrance is included with the Family Plus Membership.
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