through January 27, 2019

Chicago Wolves Skating Rink

Now Open! 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 the country to... Read More

Saturday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Valentine's Dinner

Tired of the same old Valentine’s plans?  Allow us to plan a very special Valentine’s Celebration!  Begin your adventure with a cocktail reception amidst the majestic Giraffes at Habitat Africa.  Then let us transport you to the romantic setting of Bocaditos dining room... Read More

Saturday, February 23

Winter Wine and Whiskey Fest

Come out of your winter hibernation and warm up at Brookfield Zoo's Winter Wine and Whiskey Fest!   Read More

Sunday, April 14

Party for the Planet

Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe! Read More

Fridays and Saturdays, June 21 through August 10

Summer Nights Concerts

Our summertime event is back for a sixth season! Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, Animal Ambassadors, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature. Read More

Sunday, September 8

ZooRunRun for the Animal Care and Conserva...

Join us on September 8 for the return of ZooRunRun - with courses entirely within the world renowned Brookfield Zoo! Each year more species lose their race for survival and disappear from the wild. But it is a race we can win, and YOU CAN HELP! Read More

Saturdays and Sundays, October 12 to 27

Boo! at the Zoo

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


Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

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.