Interested in a field trip?
Brookfield Zoo is a great location for your class field trip! Free general admission is available to Head Start, public and private Illinois school groups K-college for self-guided field trips (parking and attraction fees still apply), but two weeks advance notice is needed. An Illinois school group is defined as classroom teacher accompanying his or her students, Monday-Friday, during the normal school year. Note: groups that do not meet these qualifications will be notified.

Make your reservations early—space is limited. For spring trips, please make your reservations two months in advance. For all other seasons, please make your reservations at least two 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: If your group doesn’t fit into these categories, or if you must cancel or change a reservation, call us at (708) 688-8367 for more information.

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Classroom Connection classes.

Brookfield Zoo is proud to announce that Target is the presenting sponsor of our Free Field Trip Program for Illinois schools. Teachers: Book your Illinois school field trip above to ensure FREE general admission for your students. Thanks to Target for helping to bring kids up close to nature and enjoy a day of hands-on learning at Brookfield Zoo!