Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society
  • 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 $15 adults, $10.50 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.
    Facility Amenities
    • Private Dining Available:
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • ATM Machine On-site:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: Restaurant
    • Foreign-Language Printed Guide: Spanish
    • Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Restaurant(s) On-site:
    • Self-Parking Available: On-site
    Location Information
    • Miles from Downtown: 12
    • Miles from Midway Airport: 10
    • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 19
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: 3 - 4 hours
    • Complimentary Policy: 1 per 20
    • Maximum Group Number: 20000
    • Motorcoach Parking: On-site
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s):
    • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s):
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 330
    • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 3240
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 400
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 3240
    • Max Venue Capacity: 400
    • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • On-Site Catering:
    • Permanent Stage:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    • Total Square Footage of Meeting Space: 9345
    • Video Conferencing Available:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 330
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 400