Upcoming Events

Starting in 2016 - the 15th of Every Month!

Hamill Family Play Zoo 15th Birthday Celeb...

We will be celebrating Hamill Family Play Zoo’s 15th birthday in 2016! Come to Hamill Family Play Zoo on the 15th of every month for special Zoo Chats and activities, and join us for a big birthday celebration on June 15, 2016. Read More

Saturday, February 13

Valentine's Dinner

Tired of the same old Valentine’s plans?  Allow us to help you plan a very special Valentine’s celebration!  Begin your adventure with a cocktail reception at Seven Seas. Then let us transport you to the romantic setting of Bocaditos dining room for a delectable four-course ... Read More

Sunday, February 14

Valentine's Day Brunch

Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join us for an extraordinary Valentine’s Brunch! Read More

Sunday, February 14

FREEze Day

Join us for winter fun with dog sled teams and more! Read More

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cesar Chavez Celebration and Art Contest

Celebrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez. Read More

Sunday, April 24

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 & Saturdays, June 17 - Aug. 13

Summer Nights

Enjoy the zoo in a new light with cooler weather, live music, enhanced dining options. Read More

Saturdays and Sundays, October 22-23 an 29-30
Boo! at the Zoo activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boo! at the Zoo

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

Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18,
and Monday, December 26 – Saturday, December 31

Holiday Magic 2016

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

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Behind the Scenes Adventure!

Go behind-the-scenes when you register for Backstage Adventures 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.