Field Trips

Brookfield Zoo is a great location for your class field trip! Free admission is available to Illinois school groups for self-guided field trips (parking and attraction fees still apply), but advance notice is needed. Fear not, we are now offering quick and easy online field trip registration for all school groups.

Make your reservations earlyspace is limited. For spring trips, please make your reservations two months in advance. For all other seasons, please make your reservations at least two to three weeks in advance. No reservations will be accepted less than two weeks before your requested field-trip date.

In order to serve you better, please indicate the type of group you are bringing to the zoo:
Illinois School Group
Kindergarten through college, public or private, including Montessori and home school groups

Headstart program

Pre-School Group
Parochial or public
associated with a state accredited grammar school

Private
not associated with a grammar school
Daycare or after school care program

Non-Illinois school group
Kindergarten through college

Scout group and other non-school youth group


If your group doesn’t fit into these categories, or if you must cancel or change a reservation, call us at (708) 688-8400 for more information.

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