News Release

July 29, 2013




                    Contact: Sondra Katzen

                                  Public Relations






Kids’ Free Days at Brookfield Zoo—August 5, 6, and 7


            Brookfield, Ill.—Families looking for one last staycation before the start of the school year can head to Brookfield Zoo and receive FREE admission for children ages 11 and under on August 5, 6, and 7. (Admission for adults and parking fees still apply.)

            For families who have not been able to visit the zoo’s seasonal attractions this summer,  Kids’ Free Days are a perfect opportunity to see these exhibits before they close. Butterflies!, which features hundreds of North American winged wonders, will flutter away on September 2. The cownose rays at Stingray Bay will be heading south for the winter on September 29. Also, the prehistoric creatures at Dinosaurs Alive! will be going extinct at the end of October.

            On Kids’ Free Days, Brookfield Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission for adults is $15 and $10.50 for seniors 65 and over. Parking is $10. For further information, visit

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, inspires conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located off First Avenue between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and is also accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service. For further information, visit


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