Things to Do
You'll never run out of things to do at Brookfield Zoo, but you may have trouble figuring out what to do first. Here are some ideas to help you plan your next visit.
Look through our Exhibit and Animal Guide to find out more about the animals at Brookfield Zoo and figure out which ones you want to visit. Then and check the zoo map to find out where they are.
Monday to Friday: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Seniors 65 & Over: $2.50
Children 3 to 11: $2.50
Children Under 3: FREE
Go behind the scenes to see animals in their off-exhibit areas, help keepers with feeding and other aspects of animal care, and spend some quality time with fascinating species.
Hop on and off at any of four stops around the zoo. One ticket lets you ride all day.
Hamill Family Play Zoo
Children can pretend to be a zoo director, veterinarian, animal keeper, or even a zoo animal.
Want a light snack or a full meal? Whether you're in the mood for a sweet treat, a burger and fries, burritos or light and healthy choices, you'll find it at our snack stands and restaurants.
Handcrafted jewelry and home accessories, animal-themed apparel, toys and plush animals, and so much more!
Review our photography tips to get your best shots.
Review our Tips for Your Visit for suggestions on how to make the most of your visit.