Top 7 Zoos in and Around Chicago That You Should Visit

Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago offers a fun-filled day for families and friends with over 850 plant and 200 animal species to explore, and is known for its zoo-based conservation and science programs.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Brookfield Zoo in Chicago is a conservation leader with over 400 animal species and notable attractions such as the butterfly exhibit and motor safari.

Brookfield Zoo

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago offers an incredible experience with sea creatures and educational programs for kids, including overnights and encounters with animals.

Shedd Aquarium

The Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, IL offers affordable and interactive animal encounters with over 20 exhibits and 50 species to explore.

Cosley Zoo

Randall Oaks Zoo in West Dundee, IL, is a hands-on and interactive petting zoo with deer, alpacas, foxes, bobcats, and wallabies, perfect for families with young children.

Randall Oaks Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo, just 90 minutes from Chicago, offers exotic animal encounters, innovative exhibits, and a virtual reality gorilla trek experience, among other attractions.

Milwaukee County Zoo

Racine Zoo in Wisconsin offers interactive exhibits, education programs, and exotic animals like lions, tigers, giraffes, and more.

Racine Zoo

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