Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at Brookfield Zoo

Have A Wild Birthday Bash at Brookfield Zoo!

Birthday Party Package includes:

  • General Zoo Admission and Parking
  • Dolphins in Action (11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.)
  • Hamill Family Play Zoo Admission
  • Brookfield Zoo Stuffed Animal for children ages 3-11
  • Birthday T-shirt for Honored Guest
  • White Table Linens and Ivy Baskets


Unlimited Buffet Luncheon to include:

  • Fresh Salad with Chilled Dressing
  • Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce
  • Chicken Fingers with French Fries
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Warm Bread and Butter
  • Assorted Soft Drinks, Milk, and Lemonade
  • Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream to Go with Client’s Cake from Bakery
  • All Vegetarian Menu: Grilled Seasoned Vegetable Skewers Substituted for Chicken Fingers and French Fries


20 Guest Minimum Required (ages 3+)
Seating from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Member Price: $700
Non-Member Price: $775
For groups over 20 guests, ask your party planner about pricing
Children age 2 and Under Free ($10 for Stuffed Animal)
Tax and Service Charges Included
 

Contact Us

(708) 688 - 8355

Information Request Form

catering@brookfieldzoo.org

 

Unique Reception Venues

Unique VenuesOur unique venues provide the perfect backdrop for any event--from company picnics to formal affairs, weddings to bar mitzvahs. Plus, our top-notch catering staff and professional culinary team will ensure that your event is elegant and virtually effortless.

Discover which spectacular venue is right for your event starting with our newest facility The Pavilions, which is located near the zoo's North Gate entrance.

Check out The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo!

Or, read below for our list of other fantastic reception venues throughout the park!

Dining and Meeting Venues
  • Discovery Center
    Serving as Brookfield Zoo's premiere banquet facility, Discovery Center offers an array of room options ideal for receptions, banquets, dances and business meetings:
    Savannah Room - Capacity: 350 (reception); 300 (banquet rounds); 350 (theater)
    Founders Room - Capacity: 100 (reception); 80 (banquet rounds); 80 (theater)
    Riverside Lobby - Capacity: 150 (reception)

  • Bocaditos
    This beautiful banquet and meeting facility features hardwood floors, hand-carved South American artwork, and stunning balcony views. Available for receptions, dinners, dances, and meetings.
    Capacity: 250 (reception); 150 (banquet); 150 (theater); 40 (u-shaped)

Cocktails with the Animals

As part of your evening at Brookfield Zoo, treat your guests to “Cocktails with the Animals.” View fascinating animals from around the world and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres amid the beautiful d├ęcor of one of our world-class exhibits. Some animal exhibits can accommodate dining.

  • Great Bear Wilderness
    Explore the wilderness and celebrate among playful grizzly and polar bears. Enjoy fresh air in a scenic, lush landscape or trek below the surface to enjoy dual underwater viewing windows with bears swimming through your backdrop.
    Capacity: 200 (reception)

  • Tropic World
    Explore the lush rain-forest canopies of Africa while monkeys, apes, birds, and other amazing animals look on.
    Capacity: 400 (reception)

  • The Swamp
    Drift along a Cajun country bayou and get close to crocodiles, wood storks, snapping turtles, river otters, and a host of other wetland creatures.
    Capacity: 400 (reception)

  • Seven Seas
    Enjoy the graceful antics of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they provide a constantly changing backdrop to your festive event.
    Capacity: 250 (reception)

  • The Living Coast
    Break away to the coastal waters of South America and see moon jellies, sharks, green sea turtles, and a myriad of sea creatures.
    Capacity: 200 (reception)

  • Habitat Africa!
    Visit the plains of Africa and mingle with giraffes and other magnificent animals as they move gracefully across the savannah. Both indoor and outdoor event venues are available.
    Capacity: 250 (reception)

     

Seasonal Venues
  • Feathers and Scales: Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians
    Your event will soar to new heights in this newly rennovated exhibit a variety of fine-feathered friends, including hornbills, toucan, cookoos, and roadrunners.
    Capacity: 150 (reception)

  • Pinniped Point
    Watch sea lions and seals splish and splash in their open-air exhibit. Go nose to nose with these playful pinnipeds as they glide past you in the Underwater Viewing Area.
    Capacity: 250 (reception)

  • Butterflies!
    Discover hundreds of dazzling butterflies flitting about in this lush, open-air, garden setting. This seasonal exhibit is open late May through mid-September.
    Capacity: 100 (reception)



Information Request Form

Thanks for your interest in hosting an event at Brookfield Zoo--the WILDEST place in Chicago! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your special event and you will be contacted by one of our party professionals!

   
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