Individual and Family Programs

Cosley Zoo offers many exciting programs for animal lovers of every age! Check the chart below to find one that fits your schedule.

Program Age Schedule
Bookworms 18 mos.-4 yrs with adult Wed. 9:30-10 am
Zoo Investigators 5-7 yrs. Fri. 4:15-5:15 pm
Family Programs All Ages* Varies
Adult Programs 18+ yrs. Varies
Camps 4-15 yrs. Mon.-Fri., 3 hrs./day

*Unless otherwise noted.

How to Register

Current programs, dates, times, fees, and registration are all available through the Wheaton Park District online registration system. Select "Cosley Zoo" under Location to see a full list of Cosley Zoo’s current offerings. Please register for programs through the Wheaton Park District unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please contact us.

Fun-damentals of Zookeeping

Do you want to be a zookeeper? Come spend part of the day and work side by side with one of Cosley Zoo's Animal Care staff. Assist with routine cleaning and care, provide enrichment to the animals, and be a part of a training demonstration. Participants will also receive a certificate, special souvenir, and photo.


To sign up, call the Cosley Zoo Education Department at 630.665.5534.

Morning Chores

Have you ever wanted to help take care of animals on a farm? Well now is your chance to get a first-hand experience. Join the staff as you help clean and bed stalls, feed some farm animals, and try your hand at grooming.


To sign up, call the Cosley Zoo Education Department at 630.665.5534.

Special Events

For a list of upcoming special events, please click here.

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Coloring pages have moved to the "For Kids" section. Go there now.

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