Boo! at the Zoo

Location: Various

Date: Saturdays and Sundays, October 21-22, 28-29
Boo! at the Zoo activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boo! at the Zoo is presented by:

Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy!

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Halloween Craft* - Hamill Family Play Zoo
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Haunted Hayride*
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Creepy Cowboy Carousel*
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Craized Maize Corn Maze - West Mall
10:30 am - 5:00 pm Decorate a Spookie Cookie – West Mall *  
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Giant Pumpkin Carver
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Pumpkin Smasher (every hour on the hour)
11:30 am – Bat Zoo Chat - Australia House
12:00 pm – Wolf Zoo Chat - Wolf Woods
12:30 pm – Bird Eating Spider Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo*
1:00 pm – Owl Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo*
1:00 pm - Costume Parade - Starts in front of Discovery Center, ends on the West Mall
1:30 pm - Costume Contest
2:00 pm - Scorpion Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo*
2:30 pm - Large Snake Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo*
3:00 pm - Raven Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo*


Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

New Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

Sign Up for Zoo Classes

Parents and young explorers can experience serious fun at one of our Family Play Classes!

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.