For our first feature in our “Out and About with Compass” series, we’re highlighting Brookfield Zoo! This zoo is one of the best in the country, and lucky for us, it’s close which means we can visit often. At Brookfield, there are more than 216 acres to explore, and it’s home to thousands of different animals from all over the world.
3300 Golf Rd
Brookfield, IL 60513
Brookfield takes great care in creating the various animal habitats which, most importantly, benefits the animal that live there. But the beautiful landscaping, intricate rock formations lifelike props, educational activities, and interactive displays make it a fun place for visitors as well.
When you go, make sure to visit Tropic World! Here you’ll spot intelligent and active primates from all over the world swinging, climbing, and lounging. Stop by the Seven Seas exhibit where you’ll see dolphins and pinnipeds in their oceanic environment. You’ll also enjoy zoo favorites like lions, polar bears, and giraffes. There are additional activities especially for children, too, like the carousel and the Hamill Family Play Zoo, which help children become even more engaged with the animals they view.
When you feel like you need to recharge, there are plenty of places to grab a snack, and misters located around the park will help you cool down as you explore.
As a kick-off to this new blog series, we want to give away a Family Plus zoo membership to one of our readers! This membership includes free parking, 6 guest passes, and admission to the zoo for a full year! The zoo is a great place to hang now that the weather is nice, but there are activities happening all year round, which we’d love for you to enjoy on us.
To enter, please follow us on Instagram, and tag up to 4 friends on this post for additional entries! We will announce the winner on our Instagram page on Friday, April 8.