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Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

Located in Southwest Suburbs


31st St. and First Ave., Brookfield IL 60513

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Host your next meeting or social event at Brookfield Zoo! Whether it’s a daytime corporate meeting for 10 people, a wedding celebration for 400, an employee picnic for 5,000, or an evening soiree for 20,000, our events staff will help you dream up an experience sure to impress guests of all ages. Get more wild ideas by calling 708-688-8355 today for an informational meeting. Brookfield Zoo features a 216-acre nature park and is open 365 days a year. World-renowned, the Zoo’s 5,000+ residents have captivated and educated visitors since 1934. Just 12 miles west of downtown Chicago, Brookfield Zoo is accessible via the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways, Tri-State toll way (I-294), Metra train and PACE bus service.

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Policy URLView Policy

Motorcoach ParkingOn-site

Group Policy

Average Visit/Tour Length3-5 hours

Minimum Group Number15

Maximum Group Number15000

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate15

Miles from O'Hare Airport19.0

Miles from Midway Airport10.0

Miles from Downtown12.0




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Student Group Friendly

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Hours of Operation10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Military Discount

Number of Meeting Rooms10

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)500

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)400

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style3240

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)500

Max Capacity, Classroom Style3240

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)400

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Video Conferencing Available

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space9345

Max Venue Capacity25000

Private Meeting Space Available

Permanent Stage

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Box Lunches Available

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