Saturdays and Sundays, October 13 to 28
 

Boo! at the Zoo

Brookfield Zoo’s annual Boo! at the Zoo festival is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween! Read More

Saturday, October 27

Wines in the Wild

Calling all Wine Lovers! Sample a wonderful variety of wine, scotch and craft beer, accompanied by exquisite hors d’oeuvres! Read More

November 3 - January 31, 2019

Chicago Wolves Skating Rink

Opens November 3, 2018. The Chicago Wolves skating rink is not made of ice, but of a synthetic plastic known as Glice® - a material composed of heat-pressed layers of polymers – so no water or electricity is required for operation.  Brookfield Zoo is one of only three zoos in ... Read More

November 11, 2018

Veterans Day Celebration

To honor the men and women who have proudly served our nation, the Chicago Zoological Society invites you to a special ceremony. Experience animal ambassadors, see the posting of colors, hear the National Anthem, and learn about the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Program.  Read More

Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 

Community Tree Trim

Get into the holiday spirit early! Join us in gearing up for our Holiday Magic celebration through Community Tree Trim. Read More

Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18

Corporate Tree Trim

Would your corporate group like to be a part of Holiday Magic? Take part in Brookfield Zoo's Tree Trim program! Read More

Saturday, November 24

Reindeer Run

Bring the whole family out for a night under the lights at the Reindeer Run!  This two-mile fun run is perfect for everyone! Read More

Friday, November 30

Lights and Lagers

Get into the holiday spirit while trying some holiday spirits at the inaugural Lights and Lagers! Read More

Saturdays and Sundays, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and Wednesday-Monday, 26-31

Holiday Magic

Chicagoland’s Largest Lights Festival with Over One Million Twinkling LED Lights! Read More


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.