Our Good Friday at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, ILThe weather was nice, finally spring had arrived in Chicago land. Easter was just around the corner and the kids had one more day of spring break before the Easter weekend and then back to school. We wanted to stay close to home today and do something outside. Let's go to the Zoo. Cosley Zoo, in Wheaton, IL
|Duck with egg at Cosley Zoo|
The first thing you see as you enter the zoo is a large picnic area, a large building with a gift shop and a nice water area and duck ponds. The zoo is very clean and well maintained. We headed straight for the duck ponds where numerous and various ducks were splashing and playing in the ponds as the families with young children watched them excitedly.
|Lambs with Ewe at Cosley Zoo|
|Peacock Closeup at Cosley Zoo|
|Handsome Raccoon Profile at Cosley Zoo, Wheaton, IL|
We spent between an hour or two at the zoo, which was just right for our group, which was one adult and four old kids (age 10+). If you have younger kids you may take longer to see everything. We had time to see everything, take some pictures, and browse the well stocked gift shop. We didn't sample the vending foods or use the picnic area, but those areas are sure to be a huge convenience for families who want to take a break to recharge or plan to make a longer day of it.
Will we go back? Absolutely! If you're not looking for an African safari type zoo, this is a simple and affordable alternative to the big zoos in the Chicagoland area. If you go and take some pictures you want to share, please make an account over at skyenimals.com and upload them. We'd love to see them!