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 *  
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Giant Pumpkin Carver
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Scarecrow Building - Hamill Family Pay Zoo*
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Pumpkin Smasher (every hour on the hour)
10:15 am - OCT 29: Pumpkins to the Big Cats, Sloth Bears
11 am - OCT 30: Pumpkins to the Rhinos, Hippos and Red River Hogs
11:15 am - OCT 30 - Harvest Parade to Camels from Hamill Family Play Zoo
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*
2:00 pm - Scorpion Zoo Chat - Swamp
2:30 pm - Large Snake Zoo Chat - Feathers and Scales
3:00 pm - Raven 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 with NEW category: Weirdly Awesome


Dinos & Dragons

Dinos & Dragons!

Dinos & Dragons, presented by Meijer, has roared to life at Brookfield Zoo for the summer, including a live Komodo Dragon and other amazing reptiles!


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!

Teacher Classes at Brookfield Zoo

Register for Teacher Classes

Teachers can choose from a wide variety of uniqe courses for continuing education credit at Brookfield Zoo.

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.