September 25 to November 1, 2020

Fall at the Zoo

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host Boo! at the Zoo this year. However, you won’t want to miss Fall at the Zoo! Daily from September 25 to November 1, there are still plenty of reasons to spend pumpkin season at Brookfield Zoo. Read More

Through November 1, 2020

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

July 15 through September 30, 2020

Brookfield Zoo Run

Join starting July 15 for our VIRTUAL Brookfield Zoo Run Read More

Saturday, November 14, Sunday, November 15, Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2020

Community 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 Community Tree Trim. Sponsoring a tree is a beautiful way to support the zoo and celebrate Holiday Magic! Read More

Saturday, November 14, Sunday, November 15, Saturday, November 21, and Sunday, November 22, 2020

Corporate Tree Trim

Would your corporate group like to be a part of Holiday Magic? Take part in Brookfield Zoo's Tree Trim program! Read More

November 27, 28, 29. December 2 - 6, 9 - 13, 16 - 20 and 26 - 31, 2020

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

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.