Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 8; Sunday, April 9; Saturday, April 15

Breakfast with the Bunny

Treat the kids to a visit with the Easter Bunny and his friends during an all-you-can eat buffet. Musical entertainment will make for an uplifting fun time for your entire family to enjoy. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Read More

Sunday, April 16

Easter Champagne Brunch

Bring the family for a gourmet brunch that includes carved meats, made to order omelets, seafood, extravagant sweet table and much more.  Musical entertainment will make for an uplifting fun time for your entire family to enjoy. Read More

Sunday, April 23

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

Saturday-Sunday, APEril 8-9

Ape Awareness Weekend

Join us for exciting facts about apes and fun ape-related activities! Read More

May 6 to September 17

Dinos & Dragons

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. Read More

Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 to August 12  (4-9 p.m.)

Summer Nights

Our summertime event is back for a fourth season (4-9 p.m.). Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, kid entertainment, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature. Read More

Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26

ZooBrew

Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's 5th annual ZooBrew! Read More

Sunday, September 10,2017

ZooRunRun for the Conservation Fund

Join us September 10 for the return of ZooRunRun! Read More

Saturdays and Sundays, October 21-22, 28-29
Boo! at the Zoo activities 10 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

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 18 & 19

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

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and Tuesday-Sunday, 26-31

Holiday Magic

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.