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Dolphins in Action

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Daily: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Adults: $5.00
Seniors 65 & Over: $3.00
Children 3 to 11: $3.00

Get to know our dolphins through the exciting and educational Dolphins in Action! Learn about dolphin social structures and adaptations as our dolphins captivate you with aerial displays and other exhibitions that show off their incredible intelligence and agility.

Hamill Family Wild Encounters

Admission: Free from November 1, 2019, to February 28, 2020
* Seed sticks for parakeets are available for $2.00 each and sold inside the aviary.
* Please note that the wallaby and goat yards will be closed for the winter season, with the exception of Holiday Magic evenings.  

At just over three-acres, this exhibit is geared toward guests of all ages and features unforgettable hands-on experiences that include opportunities to touch and feed animals, including parakeets and goats. You'll also get to see red pandas, llamas, alpacas, wallabies, and reindeer, not to mention Zoo Chats and Animal Ambassador appearances throughout the day.

Hamill Family Play Zoo

Admission: Free from November 1, 2019, to February 28, 2020
The Play Zoo is ready to welcome guests at 10:00 a.m. each day and will close to get ready to play again one half hour every evening before the park closes.

The award-winning Hamill Family Play Zoo is like no other place you’ve visited! Children will have fun touching, exploring, building, and playing while connecting with nature. They can pretend to be a zoo keeper, dress up like a lemur, or make some crafts. The primary goal is to foster feelings of love and caring toward nature by doing, rather than communicating scientific concepts or facts.

The Carousel

Adults & Children: $3.00 ($1.50 for Members)
Seniors 65 & Over: $3.00 ($1.50 for Members)
Members: Half price
All seated riders require a ticket.

Weather permitting: Take a spin in one of the largest hand-carved wooded carousels in the country! Located near the zoo’s North Gate entrance, The Carousel features 72 animals to choose from, some representing highly endangered animals from around the world, as well as three stationary animal chariots.

Motor Safari

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Tickets allow guests to ride all day.*
* Please note that Motor Safari does not run during winter months.

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)
Members: Half price

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Behind the Scenes Adventure!

Go behind-the-scenes when you register for Backstage Adventures 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.