Cat Awareness Weekend

Location: Various locations

Date: Saturday, Sept 30 -  Sunday, Oct 1

For the purr-fect weekend learn about the zoo’s cats, from the big cats like African lions, Amur leopards, Amur tigers, and snow leopards to the small ones, including servals, fishing cats and domestic house cats. There will be special Zoo Chats and cat-themed activities for cat lovers of all ages.

Special Zoo Chats and Activities:

10:15am: Snow Leopard Chat (Big Cats)
11:00am: Lion Chat (Big Cats)
11:30am & 1pm: Domestic Cat Chat (inside Hamill Family Play Zoo-fee applies)
2:00pm: Serval Chat (at Nature stage)
3:00pm: Forest Cats (inside Clouded Leopard Rain Forest)
3:30pm: Tiger Chat (Big Cats)
4:00pm: Black Footed Cat (inside Fragile Desert)


Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

New 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.