Saturday, April 13; Sunday, April 14; Saturday, April 20

Breakfast with the Bunny

Hop to it and join family and friends at Brookfield Zoo for its annual Breakfast with Bunny. An all-you-can-eat buffet, held in the zoo’s Discovery Center, will feature a special appearance from costumed characters Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who will be available for photo opportunities. In additi... Read More

Sunday, April 21

Easter Champagne Brunch

Bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for a delectable all-you-can-eat Easter brunch that is sure to satisfy even the largest of appetites. The buffet menu features a wide variety of items, including omelets, carving stations with accompaniments, seafood, a sweets table, and much more. Joining in th... Read More

Saturday, April 27

Annual Whirl Gala

The Chicago Zoological Society’s (CZS) Women's Board and Board of Trustees will host its 38th annual black-tie gala on Saturday, April 27, at Brookfield Zoo. The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year typically attracts more than 700 corporate, civic, and philanthropic lead... Read More

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 will be located along a winding, wooded pathway on the east side of the park. Many of the sculptures are based on some Brookfield Zoo favorites, su... Read More

Sunday, May 12

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Give Mom the day off and let our executive chef do the cooking. Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch featuring cooked to order eggs, an omelet station, carving station, sweets table, and so much more. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Read More

Saturday, May 18

Roars and Pours

Enjoy spring at Brookfield Zoo and join us for the inaugural Roars and Pours! After your visit with the animals, stop at the Pavilions to sample your favorite wines and spirits! Read More

Sunday, June 16 at 12 Noon

Father's Day BBQ

Bring Dad for a fun noontime Father’s Day barbeque in our Pavilions featuring an interactive DJ. Enjoying a complete, all-you-can-eat summertime buffet has never been easier.  Cash bar service will be available. Seating is limited and reservations are required. 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

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

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

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.