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Cosley Zoo

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Good small farm zoo

This is a great place to take toddlers to look at a few wild animals and many barn animals. They... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Cute Little Zoo in the Neighborhood

This is an adorable little zoo in town. I would say it is better for small children. This is more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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“farm animals”(29 reviews)
“young children”(19 reviews)
“duck pond”(7 reviews)
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1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425
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All reviews farm animals young children duck pond lincoln park christmas lights great place non residents domestic animals feed the chickens enjoyed feeding the ducks the barn couple of hours neighborhood setting cute gift shop great animals fun outing quick visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to take toddlers to look at a few wild animals and many barn animals. They have food as well. Very small but a good 1 -2 hours

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cvonsagun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an adorable little zoo in town. I would say it is better for small children. This is more of a "farm" zoo... Cows, pig's, goats. There are also a few woodsy animals such as deer, wolf, and coyote. We were there for zoo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gary952
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lilrox724
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank momwendy777
Reviewed 24 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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29 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