Place Details

Cosley Zoo

1356 N Gary Ave
Wheaton,  IL 60187

Phone: (630) 665-5534

Cosley Zoo

This 5 1/2 acre picturesque zoo lets visitors get up-close to a variety of domestic farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Touch a goat, see a fox roam its habitat or have an eye-to-eye meeting with a snake. As you stroll along the paved paths, you can watch the antics of the ducks and learn about llamas. A visit to Cosley Zoo offers your whole family a fun-filled, educational experience.

For more information regarding programs and events, visit our website.

Cosley Zoo is a facility of the Wheaton Park District and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Cosley Zoo admission fees:

Wheaton Park District residents (with Wheaton Park District ID), Cosley Zoo members, and all children 17 and under are FREE

Non-resident adults ages 18-54: $7

Non-resident seniors ages 55+: $6



To promote the understanding of the relationship among humans, animals, and the environment through recreation, education, and wildlife conservation

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Business Info


Founded: 1974
Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Non-Profit Organization, Zoo, Zoo & Aquarium

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Events

Past Events

  • Family Nature Club
    10:00 AM - 06/25/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Family Nature Club Looking to get your family out to play in nature? Not sure where to start? Join our Family Nature Club to explore and discover the wonders of...

  • Bentley Thursday
    11:00 AM - 06/22/2017

    At Cosley Zoo



  • Picnic With the Animals
    05:30 PM - 06/16/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Bring your picnic supper and join us for an evening full of fun. Games, activities, animal visits, and after-hours access to the Zoo are all included in your fee. The...

  • Bentley Thursday
    11:00 AM - 06/15/2017

    At Cosley Zoo



  • End of Year Celebration
    01:00 PM - 05/21/2017

    At Cosley Zoo



  • Endangered Species Day
    10:00 AM - 05/20/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Come to Cosley Zoo to discover more about endangered species both in Illinois and from around the world. Learn about Cosley Zoo’s efforts to protect the Illinois...

  • Frogwatch USA training
    03:00 PM - 04/30/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Do you have an interest in Frogs and Toads? Become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer! You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to be a FrogWatch USA volunteer! All you...

  • Party for the Planet
    10:00 AM - 04/22/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Let's celebrate the wonders of the natural world and learn how we can help keep it safe! Environmentally friendly organizations and businesses will be onsite to...

  • Busy Bunny Egg Hunt
    05:00 PM - 04/08/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Cosley Zoo's Busy Bunny Egg Hunt is a fun family event you won't want to miss! This after-hours event includes a visit with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt for ages...

  • Barnyard Bedtime Stories
    06:30 PM - 04/07/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and come to Cosley Zoo for an after-hours storytime complete with animal-themed books, an activity, and a bedtime snack. All...

  • Frogwatch USA training
    06:00 PM - 03/24/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Do you have an interest in Frogs and Toads? Become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer! You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to be a FrogWatch USA volunteer! All you...

  • Reptiles of Cosley Zoo
    08:30 AM - 03/20/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Learn the stories of the reptiles living at Cosley Zoo! We'll learn about the Blanding's Turtle Head Start program and meet some of the zoo's animal ambassadors. This...

  • Barnyard Bedtime Stories
    06:30 PM - 03/03/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and come to Cosley Zoo for an after-hours storytime complete with animal-themed books, an activity, and a bedtime snack....

  • Great Backyard Bird Count Training
    02:00 PM - 02/11/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count is easy to do, fun for families and individuals, and helps wild birds! This training session teaches you to identify...

  • Barnyard Bedtime Stories
    06:30 PM - 01/27/2017

    At Cosley Zoo

    Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and come to Cosley Zoo for an after-hours storytime complete with animal-themed books, an activity, and a bedtime snack....

  • Santa's Craft Corner
    10:00 AM - 12/10/2016

    At Cosley Zoo

    Can't make it to the North Pole? Do the next best thing and come to Cosley Zoo, where you can see Santa AND the animals! While visiting Santa, make a craft or two...

  • Santa's Craft Corner
    10:00 AM - 12/03/2016

    At Cosley Zoo

    Can't make it to the North Pole? Do the next best thing and come to Cosley Zoo, where you can see Santa AND the animals! While visiting Santa, make a craft or two...

  • MLHChicago Tree Decorating
    06:00 PM - 11/27/2016

    At Cosley Zoo

    At the Rush and CDH November Meet and Greets we will be making ornaments to decorate our tree at Cosley Zoo's Festival of Lights. Join us November 27th to decorate...

  • Santa's Craft Corner
    10:00 AM - 11/26/2016

    At Cosley Zoo

    Can't make it to the North Pole? Do the next best thing and come to Cosley Zoo, where you can see Santa AND the animals! While visiting Santa, make a craft or...

  • Festival of Lights and Tree Sale
    03:00 PM - 11/25/2016

    At Cosley Zoo

    Cosley Zoo is being transformed into a winter wonderland. Be dazzled by 20,000 twinkling, browse a large selection of Christmas trees, and enjoy hot chocolate...

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