Cosley Zoo’s main building once

Cosley Zoo’s Douglas Depot once served as Wheaton’s first train station in the mid-1800s.


Cosley Zoo can provide you with amenities guaranteed to make your visit both comfortable and memorable.

While you are at the zoo, be sure to check out…

The Coyote Café Concession Stand: Open seasonally, weather permitting. The stand offers lunch staples including hot dogs and chicken nuggets, ice cream, snacks, and fountain beverages.

Large picnic area: Limited seating available seasonally. Tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic.

Washroom facilities with diaper changing stations.

Accessible walkway surfaces for those with special needs (also suitable for strollers).

The Wild Side Gift Shop: A fun place to find the perfect souvenir! Discover a wide range of gifts including shirts, plush, jewelry, toys, and more!

Rental Space: Cosley Zoo has several spaces that can be rented for parties, showers, meetings or other events. Click here to learn more about zoo rentals.

KultureCity Certification: Cosley Zoo’s staff is certified by KultureCity as sensory inclusive, which means all zoo programs and events are planned to be fun for all, including visitors with sensory challenges. Visit our DEAI page to learn more.


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