School, Group, and Teacher Programs

Brookfield Zoo has developed many tools to assist educators in sharing information about animals, science, and caring - the things that form the basis of conservation at the zoo and in the wild. We encourage educators to use the information gathered by the zoo to share concepts about data gathering and scientific research, and to use the zoo's charismatic animals to help inspire excitement for learning.

School Programs

Bring your class to Brookfield Zoo--or let us come to you—to experience hands-on learning utilizing artifacts and biofacts during a Connections Class or Zoo Talk.

Connections Classes

Zoo Talks

Zoo to You

Teacher Classes

Be informed, entertained, and engaged by these special classes just for teachers. Plus you can earn PDCHs and optional graduate credit through Aurora University.

Register for a Teacher Class

Field Trips

Bring your lessons to life with a self-guided field trip to Brookfield Zoo.

Register for a Field Trip