31st St. and First Ave., Brookfield IL 60513
- (708) 688-8000
- (708) 485-2649
Since it first opened in 1934, Brookfield Zoo has helped generations of families from around the world discover their love for animals. Today, the 216-acre nature park is home to more than 5,000 animals and extensive conservation programs. Read on to learn more about what makes Brookfield Zoo a cherished institution:
The Animals: Spread across more than 20 habitats, Brookfield Zoo’s resident animals represent the rich biodiversity of life on Earth. Visitors can marvel at the marsupials in Australia House, go eye-to-eye with bears and bison in Great Bear Wilderness, learn about bottlenose dolphins in Seven Seas, and more. Explore animal habitats including deserts, rainforests, and the savannah.
Attractions: Popular family activities include Dolphins in Action, Hamill Family Play Zoo and Wild Encounters, and The Carousel. Additional fees apply.
Brookfield Zoo is located at First Ave and 31st St. in Brookfield, just 12 miles west of downtown Chicago. The zoo is accessible via the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways, Tri-State tollway (I-294), Metra train and PACE bus service.
Private Dining Available
Private Meeting Space Available
Max Venue Capacity 400
Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 9345
Video Conferencing Available
Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)
Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 330
Max Capacity, Classroom Style 3240
Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 400
Max Capacity, Theater Style 3240
Complete Buy-out Available
On-site Audio/Visual Equipment
Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 330
Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 400
Number of Meeting Rooms 5
Hours of Operation 10 a.m. u2013 5 p.m.
ATM Machine On-site
Miles from Downtown 12.0
Miles from Midway Airport 10.0
Miles from O'Hare Airport 19.0
Maximum Group Number 20000
Average Visit/Tour Length 3 - 4 hours
Complimentary Policy 1 per 20