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To help us provide a clean and safe environment for all of our guests, please be mindful of these regulations while you are visiting Cosley Zoo.

Please consider the following:

  • Pets are not allowed on zoo grounds.
  • Feeding of animals is strictly prohibited.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed on zoo grounds.
  • All children must be under adult supervision at all times.
  • No climbing fences or gates.
  • No bicycles or other wheeled vehicles (except strollers, wagons and wheelchairs).
  • Fires and cooking are prohibited.
  • No balloons, piñatas, or confetti are allowed on zoo grounds.
  • Concealed carry is not allowed in the zoo or the parking lot.

For more information, please contact us at:

Phone: 630.665.5534
Email: [email protected]

Service Animals Policy

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Cosley Zoo allows service animals to access most public areas within its property. Restrictions may be imposed on service animals as deemed necessary for safety reasons.


A service animal, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, refers to any dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task performed must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Service animals whose sole function is to provide emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless the device interferes with the animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. The patron must remain in control of the animal at all times.

Additionally, service animals must possess and maintain current immunizations common to that specific class of animal. The service animal must wear or display all tags required by law or local ordinance, such as identification or rabies tags.

More information about the Wheaton Park District and the ADA

Cosley Zoo is a facility of the Wheaton Park District. For more information about the Wheaton Park District and the ADA, see Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities or contact Michael J. Benard, Wheaton Park District Executive Director and ADA Compliance Officer at [email protected].


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