Summer Nights

Location: East Mall

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

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.

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, June 16-17, 23-24, 30-July 1, July 7-8, 14-15,  21-22, 28-29, August 4-5, 11-12 (18 nights)

Entertainment: TBA

Alcohol is allowed only in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are sold at various locations throughout the zoo, and they must be consumed at the point of sale. Bringing alcoholic beverages into the park is prohibited.

 
Brookfield Zoo is accessible via bus or train. Both options will take you to the zoo's South Gate. For more information go to https://www.czs.org/publictransport

Are you bringing a group of 20 or more?  Purchase discounted tickets through Group Sales!

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.