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Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Willowbrook's outdoor trails will close on March 26 as construction of its new treatment and visitor center gets underway. Animal admissions will be accepted 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily throughout construction. Learn More

Willowbrook Wildlife Center provides care and medical treatment to injured, orphaned and sick native wild animals.



Willowbrook Wildlife Center is located at 525 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.


The visitor center is closed while a new center is being constructed, but the animal admittance area is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. It accepts most wildlife patients, but please call 630-942-6200 first before coming. The admittance area is closed on Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

The outdoor exhibit, nature trails, and surrounding forest preserve will close on March 26, 2023 as major construction gets underway.

General Info

Dogs are not allowed at the center or surrounding forest preserve. Alcohol is prohibited. Read our complete rules and regulations.

Wildlife Rescue Advice

If you find a wild animal exhibiting signs it needs help, first call Willowbrook Wildlife Center at 630-942-6200 to determine if the animal truly needs assistance. Recordings provide information after hours, and additional assistance is included on this webpage.

Willowbrook may have species-specific admission criteria. In the case where an animal does not meet that criteria and is unable to be treated at the center, we may be able to help rescuers and other agencies find other licensed wildlife rehabilitators or referrals. 

Get Involved



Help our staff care for and rehabilitate native wildlife and educate visitors about living in harmony with wild animals.



Your generosity supports the medical treatment and rehabilitation for more than 9,000 animals each year.


Be Our Community Partner

As a Friends community partner, you can help us connect people to nature in DuPage forest preserves.

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