Through September 6, 2021

Dinos Everywhere!

Over 40 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than ever before have arrived at Brookfield Zoo. Dinos Everywhere features acres of earth shakers, including the largest—argentinosaurus—that was estimated to measure more than 100 feet in length and weigh up to 110 tons. Read More

Sunday, August 15, 2021

First Responders' Day

Join Brookfield Zoo in celebrating firefighters, EMS workers, police officers, and other first responders on Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 9:30 2:00 p.m. Read More

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's 10th annual ZooBrew on Saturday, August 28. ZooBrew is a fun-filled, unique beer-tasting event! Read More

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Brookfield Zoo Run

September 12, 2021, will mark the return of the Brookfield Zoo Run - with courses entirely within the world-renowned Brookfield Zoo! Read More

Saturday, September 18, 2021

HOWL: Helping Our WildLife

The Chicago Zoological Society Associates is a volunteer group of dedicated young professionals who share an interest in animals and conservation. Please join us for an evening with regional hors d'oeuvres and drinks throughout Brookfield Zoo's Habitat Africa and Great Bear Wildernes... Read More

September 25 & 26, 2021


<p>Zoogoers can toss on their lederhosen and enjoy live polka music at the Beer Garden from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Brookfield Zoo’s East Mall to celebrate Oktoberfest presented by Leinenkugel. The event is free with general admission. </p> Read More

Saturdays and Sundays, October 9 to 24, 2021

Boo! at the Zoo

Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy! Read More

Saturday, November 20, 2021

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

Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2021

Tree Trim

Does your community group want to get into the holiday spirit early? Join Brookfield Zoo in gearing up for our Holiday Magic celebration by participating in Tree Trim. Read More

Friday, December 10, 2021

Lights and Lagers

Get ready for the only holiday party with real reindeer! This 21-and-over event will feature the lights of Holiday Magic as well as samples from our participating breweries! Read More

Friday through Sunday, November 26-28, Wednesday through Sunday, December 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, Sunday through Friday, December 26-31

Holiday Magic

Chicagoland’s largest lights festival with over one million twinkling LED lights! It's the most fun you'll have this holiday season. Read More

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Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Feed A Giraffe

Deliver up some delicious greens that the giraffes will take right from your hand!

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.