Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 688-8000 | Toll Free (800) GOT-OZOO
Fax (708) 485-2649 | E-mail Us

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Open daily to inspire guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Brookfield Zoo features more than 216-acres and more than 4,000 animals. Exhibits will transport guests to all corners of the world to catch a glimpse of polar bears, giraffes, lions, kangaroos, zebras, grizzly bears, leopards, and so much more.


Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at (708) 688-8000 for exact directions.


Transportation Distances

Miles To Metra Station1
Miles From Midway Airport6
Miles From DuPage Airport28
Miles From Downtown Chicago13
Miles From O'Hare Airport15
Closest Metra LineMetra Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Line

Hours of Operation

Open DailyYes
Open Year RoundYes
Open New Year's DayYes
Open Memorial DayYes
Open EasterYes
Open Independence DayYes
Open Labor DayYes
Open Thanksgiving DayYes
Open Christmas EveYes
Open Christmas DayYes
Open New Year's EveYes

For more information, visit our website or call us at (708) 688-8000

Amenities


General
Wireless Internet Access in Common Area Yes
Family Restrooms Yes
Gift Shop Yes
Wheelchair Rental Yes
Stroller Rental Yes
On-Site Parking Available Yes
Equal Accessibility Yes

Discounts
Motorcoach Driver Yes
Other Discount Yes
Military Yes
Other Discount Description School Groups

Payments
Diners Club Yes
Discover Yes
JCB Yes
MasterCard Yes
Visa Yes
Personal Check Yes
American Express Yes
Debit Card Yes

Attractions
Garden/Nature Park Yes
Historic Yes
Zoo/Animals Yes

Dining
Brunch Served Yes
Lunch Served Yes
Dinner Served Yes
Alcohol Yes
Catering Yes
Children's Menu Yes
Outdoor Dining Yes
Reservations Required Yes
Restaurant Type Theme
Food Type American

Motorcoach/Group Tours
Meet and Greet Programs Yes
Group Check-In Yes
Motorcoach Parking On-Site - Free Yes
Work with Motorcoach/Group Tours Yes
Minimum # of People for Group Tour 20
Maximum # of People for Group Tour 2000
Description of Motorcoach/Group Tour Availability Brookfield Zoo provides one complimentary admission ticket for every 20 group tickets purchased. Motor coach operators receive complimentary bus parking, free admission for the bus driver, and $15 in food vouchers for the motor coach operator.

Sports and Recreation
Forest/Nature Preserve Yes

Upcoming Events

Dates Event Name & Description
4/6/19 - 4/6/19 Brookfield Zoo Goes Blue for Autism @ Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo is collaborating with Autism Speaks to take part in the annual Zoos Goes Blue campaign. The event takes place at select Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited facilities across No...Read on.
4/6/19 - 4/7/19 Celebrate Ape Awareness Weekend @ Brookfield Zoo - Tropic World
Quit monkeying around and swing over to Brookfield Zoo to hang out with the apes that live in the zoo’s Tropic World—orangutans, western lowland gorillas, and white-cheeked gibbons. The event will fea...Read on.
4/13/19 - 4/14/19 Brookfield Zoo’s Breakfast with the Bunny @ Brookfield Zoo
Hop to it and join family and friends at Brookfield Zoo for its annual Breakfast with the Bunny. An all-you-can-eat buffet, held in the zoo’s Discovery Center, will feature a special appearance from c...Read on.
4/14/19 - 4/14/19 Party for the Planet @ Brookfield Zoo
Head over to Brookfield Zoo’s annual Party for the Planet celebration, presented by energySMART, a Nicor Gas program. Learn about the different ways you can make earth-friendly choices such as conserv...Read on.
4/21/19 - 4/21/19 Easter Brunch at Brookfield Zoo @ Brookfield Zoo
Bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for a delectable all-you-can-eat Easter brunch that is sure to satisfy even the largest of appetites. The buffet menu features a wide variety of items, including ome...Read on.
4/27/19 - 4/27/19 Celebrate World Penguin Day at Brookfield Zoo @ The Living Coast, Brookfield Zoo
Waddle over to Brookfield Zoo and celebrate World Penguin Day. The fun-filled event will feature activities for the entire family at The Living Coast. Zoogoers can attend special Zoo Chats to learn ab...Read on.
5/11/19 - 9/29/19 Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo @ Brookfield Zoo
Brick Safari features more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of individual colored LEGO® bricks. The menagerie of animals will be located along a winding wooded pathway on the ...Read on.
5/12/19 - 5/12/19 Brookfield Zoo’s Mother’s Day Brunch @ Brookfield Zoo
Spending quality time with mom on her special day is all she needs. Head to Brookfield Zoo and enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring cooked to order eggs, a carving station and accompaniments,...Read on.

Facility Information

Exhibit SpaceYes
Number of Rooms15
Banquet Seating1000
Exhibit Spaces30
Largest Room 3,000 sq. ft.
Total Area 48,000 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 15 Feet
Receptions Area Capacity350
Classroom Capacity200
Theater Capacity300
Wireless Internet Access - Meeting Rooms Yes
Hard Wired Internet Access - Meeting Rooms Yes
Banquet Space Yes
Private Dining Space Available Yes
Exhibit Space Yes
Meeting/Banquet/Exhibit Space Available? Yes
On-Site AV Yes
Available for Private Events Yes
Video Conferencing Yes
Satellite Broadcasting Yes
Webcasting Yes
Provide On-Site Catering Yes
Conference Seating Capacity 250
Maximum # of Guests for Private Events 1000
Total Exhibit Space Sq. Ft. 10,000 sq. ft.


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