Is Brookfield Zoo closing?

By: Carlos ArmendiaUpdated: December 02, 2020


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To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19, Brookfield Zoo closed all of its facilities, both grounds and buildings, to the public until further notice.

Also, how much is the Brookfield Zoo?

According to Brookfield Zoo's website, general zoo admission is $21.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids between the ages of 3 years to 11 years old.

Subsequently, question is, is Brookfield Zoo Lights free for members?

?Brookfield Zoo [At Home]
Now in our 38th year, visit Chicagoland's Largest and Longest Running Lights Festival with over One-Million Twinkling LED Lights, a 41-Foot Talking Tree, a Skating Rink, Carolers, Ice Carvers, and Much More! Holiday Magic is FREE for Members.

How far is Brookfield Zoo from Chicago?

11 miles

Is Lincoln Park Zoo or Brookfield Zoo better?

Brookfield is the bigger zoo, but Lincoln Park Zoo is exceptionally nice and quite sizable for a free zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo is a great city zoo and comfortably walkable, even with kids or a stroller. And, if you go in the summer, it's proximity to the beach is very convenient.


What days are free at Brookfield Zoo?

Zoo Free Days
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from January 1 through February 29. Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 1 through December 31. *Free admission is good only during regular zoo hours. Zoo admission fees apply to Holiday Magic.

Is Brookfield Zoo free on Sundays?

Brookfield Zoo is free to all every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout January and February. <3.

What is the best zoo in Illinois?

Top 10 Zoos in Illinois
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium.
  • Brookfield Zoo. 3300 Golf Road,Brookfield,IL,60513-1095 • 800-201-0784.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo. 2001 N Clark Street,Chicago,IL,60614-4757 • 312-742-2000.
  • Cosley Zoo. 1356 N.
  • Miller Park Zoo. Bloomington, Illinois • 309-434-2250.
  • Phillips Park Zoo.
  • Scovill Zoo.
  • Henson Robinson Zoo.

Is parking free at Brookfield Zoo?

Parking at the Brookfield Zoo:
Members park free.

Does the Brookfield Zoo have elephants?

The Brookfield Zoo has a new 6,800 pound elephant.

Is Brookfield Zoo open year round?

Brookfield Zoo is open every day of the year. Please note that indoor animal exhibits close 30 minutes before general zoo closing, except for Tropic World, which closes 45 minutes before general zoo closing.

Can I use my Brookfield Zoo membership at other zoos?

The John G. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago), Brookfield Zoo (Chicago), San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, and all Sea World locations choose not to reciprocate with other zoos. Therefore, your free admission benefits do not apply at these institutions.

What zoo is the best in the US?

The 10 Best Zoos in the US
  • Lincoln Park Zoo. The 35-acre Lincoln Park Zoo was founded in 1868 on Chicago's north side, making it one of the oldest in the country.
  • San Diego Zoo.
  • Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Bronx Zoo.
  • Henry Doorly Zoo.
  • Indianapolis Zoo.
  • St Louis Zoo.
  • Woodland Park Zoo.

Is Brookfield Zoo open in the winter?

winter fun at Brookfield Zoo. During the winter, the Brookfield Zoo offers several indoor activities such as a Thanksgiving feast for its farm animals. Just because it's cold outside, there's still plenty of ways for visitors to spend a day at Brookfield Zoo without risking frostbite.

Can you bring your own food to Brookfield Zoo?

Guests are allowed to bring their own food and drink to the zoo. However, bringing alcohol into the zoo is prohibited. Guests are also not allowed to bring glass containers into the zoo. Bringing alcoholic beverages into the park is prohibited.

Is Brookfield Zoo free today?

Zoo Free Days
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from January 1 through February 29. Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 1 through December 31. *Free admission is good only during regular zoo hours.

What time is the dolphin show at Brookfield Zoo?

Dolphins in Action
Weekdays: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Weekends: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. Monday - Wednesday: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. Thursday - Sunday: 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.*, 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.