Cosley Zoo

Cosley Zoo gives visitors up-close interactions with nature right in the heart of the suburbs. Nestled on 5 acres, Cosley Zoo is home to farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Promoting the understanding of the relationship among humans, animals, and the environment through recreation, education and wildlife conservation, Cosley Zoo offers a wide variety of programs for schools, scouts, and the community. Visit for more information. 
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Contact Info
Address: Wheaton Park District, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. DuPage County. Tel: 630-665-5534. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary by season.
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: FREE Admission for Wheaton Park District residents and Children 17 and under. Nonresident adults $5.00 / Nonresident Adult Seniors over 55 $4.00 / Contact education department for school, scout and field trip program fees.

LESSON PLAN: Visit for pre- and post-visit activities.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zoo Lesson Plan

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive. Students act like scientists to observe animal life while focusing on the diets and eating habits.... Continue