May 11 - September 29

Brick Safari

Brick Safari features more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of individual colored LEGO® bricks! The menagerie of animals is located along a winding wooded pathway on the east side of the park. Many of the sculptures are based on some Brookfield Zoo favorites, such as ... Read More

Saturday, August 24


Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's 8th annual ZooBrew! 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

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Wines in the Wild

The Women’s Board of the Chicago Zoological Society is pleased to host the 18<sup>th</sup> annual Wines in the Wild event! Sample a wonderful variety of wine, scotch, and craft beer, all accompanied by exquisite hors d’oeuvres! Read More

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

16th Annual Conservation Leadership Awards...

An exclusive dinner hosted by the Chicago Zoological Society Trustees and Women's Board to recognize individuals and organizations for their collective impact on conservation efforts that are transforming our vision of how we INSPIRE conservation action, ENGAGE our communities, and RESTORE wi... 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

November 11, 2019

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 23 and Sunday, November 24

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

Friday, November 29

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, December 6

Lights and Lagers

Get ready for the only holiday party with real reindeer! Read More

Saturdays and Sundays, November 30-December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and Thursday-Tuesday, December 26-31

Holiday Magic

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