We are improving our parking lot!


Construction: August 18-September 30
Zoo will be open normal hours, 9am-5pm daily. Additional parking will be available off Prairie Avenue (just south of the zoo). View Map >


Permeable pavers will replace the main parking lot. Pavers are eco-friendly because they allow rainwater to drain through them, reducing storm water runoff and minimizing the transportation of pollutants through rainwater. Pavers also last longer than traditional asphalt; making this a budget-friendly option as well.

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Cosley Zoo
...a pretty wild place

Cosley Zoo is situated on five acres and dotted with ponds, this nationally recognized zoo offers an intimate experience with a large variety of domestic farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. A stroll through the barn gives visitors an opportunity to encounter a wooly llama, playful goats and a host of other animals. Discover wildlife exhibits, with their shady expanses which immerse you in natural habitats for White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Three-toed Box Turtles, a Black-crowned Night Heron and a collection of other animals.

Mark Your Calendars!
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Pumpkin Fest

Taking in the beautiful fall colors at Cosley Zoo is a must do!

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October 24


Don’t miss this fall festival full of Halloween fun!

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Nov. 28-Dec. 30

Festival of Lights & Tree Sales

Find the perfect tree & enjoy 20,000 twinkling lights!