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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SAU chapter.

Hello Wonderful people! Need to start planning some summer fun?

Below are a list of Zoos in the IA/IL area:

Coal Valley, IL: Niabi Zoo Opening April 17th to the public! 

Hours: 10am – 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm), guests must exit by 5pm

Price: Child Admission (3 to 12) $6.50

Adult Admission (13 to 61) $9.00

Senior Admission (62+) $8.00

Des Moines, IA: Blank Park Zoo

Hours: Open Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Price: $18 adults, $12 children

Chicago: Lincoln Park Zoo Is Open 365 Days a Year and Free

Hours: Open Every Day, Gates open from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Buildings open from 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Farm-in-the-Zoo open from 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m

Price: FREE admission, (+ parking fee)

Brookfield, IL: Brookfield Zoo

Hours: Weekdays: 10am-5pm; Weekends 10am-6pm

Price:   ​Adults: $29.95

Seniors 65 and over: $24.95

Children 3 to 11: $20.95

Zoo admission and all available attractions are FREE for children 2 and under.