We’re pinning our favorite Chicago petting farms, zoos and aquariums on one interactive map, so you can find the best places near you to see and interact with animals of the land, sea and sky!

Been to any of these aquariums, petting farms & zoos around Chicago? Leave a comment sharing your experience below! We are a parent-to-parent website, gathering ideas for family activities directly from parents like you, and your reviews & recommendations help improve our lists for all Chicagoland parents!

Looking for more summer fun for your animal-loving kiddo? Check out our list of animal and nature summer camps!


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Upparent collects community-submitted recommendations and reviews, and any ideas that are shared reflect the opinions of individual contributors.

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