Every day through January 26, plus weekends in February

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. Read More

Friday, February 14, 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Love is in the air at Brookfield Zoo, and you and your sweetheart can spend Valentine’s Day with the animals! Be whisked around the zoo by private tram for a romantic evening of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in a habitat, and dinner and dancing in the Discovery Center! Leave the romanc... Read More

Friday, February 14

Name a Cockroach for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a time when we celebrate the love we have for one another. But for some, Valentine's Day is a time when they remember, despite all efforts, those who spurned that love. Who's to say they can't celebrate Valentine's Day as well?  Brookfield Zoo now ... Read More

Saturday, February 22

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

May 2 through September 27, 2020

Dinos Everywhere!

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! Nearly 45 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER will be coming to Brookfield Zoo in 2020. 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.