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Cosley Zoo

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great day at the zoo

I have a group home with 4 boys in Carol streem. They have autism and live together with staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
A small zoo in the middle of the suburbs

Cosley Park and zoo is in the middle of the suburbs in Wheaton. I have taken my grandchildren there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judie J
Warrenville, United States
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“farm animals”(27 reviews)
“young children”(19 reviews)
“duck pond”(7 reviews)
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1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425
+1 630-665-5534
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a group home with 4 boys in Carol streem. They have autism and live together with staff. Cosley is not too far away so it is doable for us to take them there sometimes. Cost it always something we need to look at...More

Thank gary952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosley Park and zoo is in the middle of the suburbs in Wheaton. I have taken my grandchildren there to get up close to farm animals and others. They can pet the animals or watch them interact with others. It is a small zoo that...More

Thank Judie J
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Always something interesting for kids to see and do at Cosley. Plenty of trained folks around to offer specific knowledge about the animals

Thank Cosmopolitan628482
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This was a small zoo but sufficient enough for my little one. They had basic farm animals. My little one enjoyed feeding the ducks. It is clean and close to us that we would visit again.

Thank lilrox724
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great for young families to visit. Most animals are outdoors but there is a barn that you can go into to see some of the animals when they come in from outdoors. Can rent the upstairs of the barn for birthday parties and a staff...More

Thank Fit2aT
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Baby goats and Lambs always fun you can have a picnic their feed the chickens and ducks kids trolley fun for them.. just being able to pet animals

Thank momwendy777
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Adorable local Zoo, always very clean, friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers, the Bobcats backstage presentation was very informative and interesting to everyone in the group (age range 6-60!)! Quaint gift shop with unique items and reasonable prices, yearly membership a very good value!

Thank bjc331
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is a local zoo tucked into a neighborhood setting. The animals here are indigenous to Illinois. You will find a cow, birds, bobcat, goats, ducks within a small area. The walking is not overwhelming. There are picnic benches for lunches and grassy areas for...More

Thank Fjorz
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited the zoo with our family on a sunday afternoon. The zoo has ample amount of parking space and we did not find difficulty in finding a spot. The entry fee for non-local residents is $7 per adult. The zoo is very well maintained...More

Thank karthik313
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Very cute zoo for young children. Small enough for young children to walk through and see all the animals. We forgot a stroller and it was not a problem for our 4 year old grandson . They can pet some animals and see most of...More

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28 April 2016|
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Response from S_Chen0720 | Reviewed this property |
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
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