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Enjoy a visit to Cosley Zoo!

Fees & Reservations

Admission Fees:

  • Wheaton Park District Residents: Free! with a Wheaton Park District Universal Resident ID*
  • Nonresident Adults (ages 18-54): $7
  • Nonresident Adults (ages 55 and over): $6
  • Cosley Zoo Members: Free! (Please show your Cosley Zoo membership card and a photo ID.)
  • All Children (birth to age 17): Free!

For group admission rates, please refer to the Reservations section below.

*Please contact the Wheaton Park District Community Center at 630.690.4880 for more information about the Universal Resident ID.


Families and Individuals:

  • Fees vary by program.

For more information on family programs, please click here.

Schools and Organized Groups:

  • $5.50/participant (A minimum of 12 participants per program or $66.)

For more information on School/Group programs and reservations, please click here.

Scout Groups:

  • $7.50/scout (A minimum of 8 participants or $60.)

For more information on Scout programs and reservations, please click here.


Reservations are required for all groups and are charged as follows:

Self-Guided Group Field Trips from Wheaton:

  • All children 17 years and under are free.
  • Chaperones are admitted for free with a reservation.

For groups without a reservation, adult chaperones will be required to show Wheaton Park District ID to receive free admission.

Self-Guided Group Field Trips from Outside of Wheaton:

  • Illinois Public Schools (This includes preschool groups located in a state-approved elementary school building and Illinois Head Start Groups.)
    • All children 17 years and under are free.
    • One chaperone for every 10 participants is free with a reservation.
    • Additional chaperones are $7 each.
  • Private Groups (This includes private preschools, day care centers, after school programs, home school, scouts, park districts, Montessori, camps, and senior centers, among others.)
    • All children 17 years and under are free.
    • Adults (18-54) are $7 each and Seniors (55+) are $6 each.

When making your group reservation, please have the following information available:

  1. Group contact information
  2. Date(s) you wish to come to the zoo
  3. Time of arrival
  4. Anticipated number of participants
  5. Anticipated number of chaperones
  6. Age/grade of participants
  7. Any special needs or accommodations

For more informationor to make reservations, please call 630.665.5534.


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