Zoos In Illinois

Brookfield Zoo : 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513
Brookfield Zoo, managed by the Chicago Zoological Society, is open every day of the year!
Chicago Zoological Society: Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world.
Cosley Zoo: 1356 N. Gary Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Situated on five acres, dotted with ponds, this nationally recognized zoo offers an intimate experience with a large variety of domestic farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Pathways welcome you, creating accessibility throughout the zoo.
Glen Oak Zoo: Peoria's Glen Oak Zoo is conveniently located at the corner of Prospect and McClure in Peoria, Illinois.
Henson Robinson Zoo: 1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies and conservation efforts in addition to providing a fun and educational environment for people of all ages.
Hickory Shadows Zoo: MT Vernon -- Link does not work
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens: in Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who come to hear a lion’s roar echo off nearby apartment buildings, see gorillas climb trees as the Sears Tower looms in the distance, or forget where they are as they immerse themselves in tropical rainforests, dry-thorn forests or spacious savannas.
Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois
Miller Park Zoo offers many exhibits and Zookeeper interaction opportunities that are enjoyed by the whole family. Some highlights include: sun bears, reindeer, Sumatran tiger, sea lions, river otters, red pandas, lemurs, Galapagos tortoise, bald eagles, pallas cats, Amur leopard, gibbons, and red wolves. The Zoo features many large exhibits such as a Wallaby WalkAbout, ZooLab, Children's Zoo, Animals of Asia, and the Katthoefer animal building.
Morton Arboretum: 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees. Its 1,700 acres hold collections of more than 4,000 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world.
Niabi Zoo: 12908 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley, IL 61240 [COAL VALLEY (near Moline)]
Scovill Zoo: 71 South Country Club Road • Decatur, IL 62521
You'll find an exciting animal adventure at Decatur's Scovill Zoo!
Shedd Aquarium (John G. Shedd Aquarium): Chicago, IL
Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever sailed the Pacific Northwest on a whale-watching cruise? Gotten eye-to-eye with a shark? Or followed a sea turtle as she soared through the Caribbean? At Shedd, it's all possible.
Wildlife PrairieState Park: 3826 N. Taylor Rd., Hanna City, IL (PEORIA)
A 2,000 Acre Zoological Park. Home to Bison, Elk, Eagles, Cougars, Otters, Wolves, and much more. We're open from March 1st through December 14th. Hours change according to the length of the day.
Willowbrook Wildlife Center: 3 S 580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-8761 {Glen Ellyn}
Willowbrook Wildlife Center is a rehabilitation facility that provides care and medical treatment for injured and orphaned animals that are native to northeastern Illinois.The Willowbrook Visitor Center features a close-up view of wild native species.