Dining & Shopping


Dining at Brookfield ZooWalking around the zoo can sure work up an appetite! Luckily, there are plenty of fabulous food options. And they are located across the park so it is easy to grab snacks on the go, or sit down with the family for a larger meal. Check out this list of our most popular, and delectable, restaurants and plan your day to dig in, explore, and relax. 

List of restaurants across the park



Shopping at Brookfield ZooShopping at Brookfield Zoo is more fun than ever! Brookfield Zoo has something for everyone and proceeds from merchandise sales help to feed and care for our animals. What a great way to show your support for Brookfield Zoo. 

List of shops across the park


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Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.