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Cosley Zoo

#3 of 19 things to do in Wheaton Features Animals
1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425
+1 630-665-5534
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Excellent for toddlers and babies!

We love this zoo! It is exceptionally baby and toddler friendly. No exotic animals, but all of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryCarol B
Fun day

Great place for young kids, and adults too. Very clean. Snack food, gift shop. Animals very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“farm animals” (22 reviews)
“duck pond” (6 reviews)
1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425
+1 630-665-5534
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this zoo! It is exceptionally baby and toddler friendly. No exotic animals, but all of the ones there are easily view-able from a stroller!!! Duck & chicken feedings daily (small fee - but SO worth it). Nice picnic grounds!!! Great value - free...More

Thank MaryCarol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for young kids, and adults too. Very clean. Snack food, gift shop. Animals very well taken care of. Knowledgeable staff. Animal interaction. Not Brookfield Zoo but cheeper and closer.

Thank acparla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for the whole family! Nice variety of animals that can be found in Illinois. Great educational experiences with touch stations and duck feedings. Old railway caboose is fun to climb on for kids. Picnic area. Nice activities during the different parts of the year:...More

Thank debraguenther
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well cared local zoo where children can interact with the animals. A low price that most families can afford. Special events during the year.

Thank 459harryt
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We have gone to Cosley for years. The little ones love to feed the ducks. For $1 at certain times during the day you can buy a cup of food for the ducks. You are able to pet several of the animals, too. Several classes...More

Thank Higgins7
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Is it Brookfield Zoo or Lincoln Park zoo? No. But it's a nice place to visit, especially if you have kids. Very manageable, and you don't have to walk 20 miles. A nice attraction in this area. By the way, before our first visit years...More

Thank sellacct
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's small but my kids love to visit this place. It has a petting zoo and an interesting activity each season.

Thank fantas T
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Live in Wheaton and have brought all my grands here when small. Nice outing for little ones (under 5/6).

Thank wenpod
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Has farm animals and local wildlife. They have llama, bobcats, hawk, etc. They have a gift shop also.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great zoo for kids from five and under. Feed the ducks, pet the horse, watch the pigs eat. It's great!

Thank Mary W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much Is it to get in for adult and children? Do you have to be a resident to go?
28 April 2016|
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Response from Palatinedave | Reviewed this property |
From the website Admission Fees: Wheaton Park District Residents: Free! with a Wheaton Park District Universal Resident ID* Nonresident Adults (ages 18-54): $5 Nonresident Adults (ages 55 and over): $4 Cosley Zoo Members... More
Lynda M
What are the hours and days the zoo is open?
16 June 2015|
Response from Palatinedave | Reviewed this property |
from the website Our Hours: January-March: Daily 9 am-4 pm April-October: Daily, 9 am-5 pm November: Daily, 9 am-4 pm* After Thanksgiving-December 23: Daily, 9 am-9 pm December 26-30: Daily, 9 am-9 pm Christmas Eve: 9 am-12... More