Hours & Location

Cosley Zoo is open year-round and is located on the western side of Wheaton, Illinois—a town located just 25 miles west of downtown Chicago.

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 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 9 am-12 pm

*Please Note: Cosley Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Our Location

Our Address: 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, Illinois 60187

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Directions:

From Roosevelt Rd. (Rt. 38): Turn north on County Farm Rd. and continue under the railroad tracks. The first stoplight after the tracks is Jewell Rd. Turn right onto Jewell Rd. Jewell Rd. will end at Gary Ave. Turn right onto Gary Ave. and go 500 feet to the zoo entrance.

From North Ave. (Rt. 64): Turn south on Gary Ave. Continue past Geneva Rd. to Jewell Rd. (fifth light from North Ave.). Continue past Jewell Rd. to the zoo entrance, about 500 feet south on the right side of the street.

From I-88: Exit at Winfield Rd. northbound. Continue to Roosevelt Rd. (Rt. 38), turn right onto Roosevelt Rd. Take Roosevelt to County Farm Rd. and go left. After the railroad tracks, turn right at Jewell Rd. Take Jewell Rd. until it dead-ends at Gary Ave. Turn right onto Gary Ave. and go 500 feet to the zoo entrance on the right.

From Naperville Road: Take Naperville Rd. north to Roosevelt Rd. (Rt. 38). Turn left onto Roosevelt Rd. and go to the first stoplight at Main St., Wheaton, you will turn right. Follow Main St. through town to a light at Harrison and go left onto Harrison. Take Harrison to a dead-end at Gary Ave. Turn right onto Gary and go about 1/2 mile to the zoo entrance on the left (second entrance on left).

From Rt. 59: Exit at Roosevelt Rd. (Rt. 38) and go east to County Farm Rd. Go left onto County Farm Rd. and continue past the railroad tracks. The first stoplight after the tracks is Jewell Rd. Turn right onto Jewell Rd. Jewell Rd. will end at Gary Ave. Turn right onto Gary Ave. and go 500 feet to the zoo entrance.

A colorful collection of animals welcomes your arrival to Cosley Zoo.

A colorful collection of animals welcomes your arrival to Cosley Zoo.