Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Basic Information

  • Admission is free!
  • Phillips Park Zoo is open year round.
  • Zoo Hours - 9:00 am to 5 pm daily. Grounds cleared by 5pm.
  • The Reptile House is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. STROLLERS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE REPTILE HOUSE. A sheltered area is provided to park strollers during your visit to our Reptile House.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
  • Certain features of the zoo are not safe during inclement weather and are therefore closed during those times. For up to date information regarding closures, we suggest you connect via their specific facebook page.

Zoo Rules

  • No dogs or other pets allowed. Pets are a threat to the safety and well being of the animals.
  • No skateboards, roller blades, scooters, or bicycles allowed in the zoo. This is for the safety of the zoo visitors.
  • No basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs, balloons, etc. allowed in the zoo. These distractions may disturb or harm the animals.
  • Littering and throwing items into animal enclosures is strictly prohibited. Litter and garbage should be placed into proper receptacles.
  • Feeding the zoo animals is strictly prohibited. Zoo animals are on a specific diet and feeding them may be harmful to their health.
  • Teasing and antagonizing the zoo animals in any way, as well as petting of the animals, is not allowed. Many of the animals may bite and are dangerous.

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