Forest Preserve District of Cook County
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***Directions to Brookfield Zoo South Gate & Discovery Parking Lot:
Brookfield zoo is located at 1st avenue and 31st street in Brookfield, Illinois, approximately 14 miles west of downtown Chicago. For information call 708-688-8341.
From Chicago, the zoo is accessible from the Eisenhower expressway-I-290 westbound. Exit at 1st Avenue south. From the north, take the tri-state tollway-I-294 south, then exit at 22nd street east. Traveling from the south, take the tri-state tollway-I-294 north, to the Stevenson expressway-I-55 north to Chicago, then exit at 1st avenue north. When on 1st avenue follow the signs south to the south entrance, located west of First Avenue on Ridgewood, just past the riverside Brookfield High School the first block you come to is Golf Road make a right turn.
Once you pull up to the parking booths, let them know that you are here for an event at The Discovery Center – they should let you through without charging you for parking or admission. Then veer off to the right to follow the service road around to the back of the zoo to the Discovery Center parking lot (you will pass 2 speed bumps and 2 stop signs). Please continue until you see the Discovery Center building at the far west end of the parking lot. The doors to the Discovery Center Savannah Room where your event is being held are off to the right past the Women’s Washroom in the lobby.