Exploring Nature

Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Brookfield Zoo

A 216-acre zoo featuring naturalistic multi-species exhibits. The Sleepover Safari program lets youth groups see what happens in the zoo at night. 8400 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Cook County. Tel: 708-688-8000. Cost: Free/Fee.... More Info

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Phillips Park Zoo

1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora, IL 60505. 630-256-3860. Phillips Park Zoo features about 100 animals of 41 different North American species, including owls, swans, goats, cougars, otters, and more. Groups can participate in a scavenger hunt while touring the zoo. Free.

Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo

9906 IL-15, Nashville, IL 62263. Washington County. 618-424-7979. Take a walk through the Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo! Guided tours introduce your group to all kinds of animals they can meet, greet, and pet. They will also learn about the land, farms, and stories of the over 200 critters who call the ranch home. Fee.