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Brookfield Zoo Chicago

Brookfield Zoo Chicago

Located in Southwest Suburbs


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

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Brookfield Zoo is set within a 216-acre nature park. World-renowned, the Zoo’s 2,000+ residents have captivated and educated visitors since 1934. The Zoo’s newest exhibit, Great Bear Wilderness allows visitors to Go Eye-to-Eye with North American animals and view Polar Bears and Grizzlies diving from underwater viewing windows. Don’t forget to take in a Dolphin Show at Seven Seas! Open 365 days a year, 10am to 5pm. Admission is $24.95 adults, $17.95 seniors and children, children under 2 free. Motor coach and tour bus operator pricing for groups of 20+ is available. 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. Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society. The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature.

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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