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BZ Red Hots

Entrees 
Italian Beef
Chicago Style Hot Dog- mustard, relish, onions, sport peppers, tomato, pickle spear and celery salt
Maxwell Hot Dog- grilled onions, mustard and sport peppers
1/4# Angus Bacon Cheeseburger- lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and BZ sauce on toasted brioche bun
1/4# Angus Cheeseburger- lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and BZ sauce on toasted brioche bun
Double 1/4# Angus cheeseburger -lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and BZ sauce on toasted brioche bun
1/4# Angus Burger- lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and BZ sauce on toasted brioche bun
Double 1/4# Angus burger- lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and BZ sauce on toasted brioche bun
Turkey burger- with Cranberry Chutney on toasted brioche bun
9-piece Chicken Nuggets

Sides
French Fries
Mac & Cheese
Seasonal Fruit Cup
Pizza
Sausage Pizza
Veggie- mushrooms, onions, green peppers and black olives
Cheese Pizza 

Specialty Salads
Southwest Chicken Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, corn chips and sliced fajita chicken strips, served with a southwest ranch dressing
Chicken Caesar Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, tomato wedges, croutons, sliced chicken, served with a Caesar dressing
Garden Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with cucumber slices, tomato wedges, sliced red onion, sliced red peppers and croutons

Kid’s Animeals
Choose from: 5 piece chicken nuggets, Mac-N-Cheese, Hot Dog- with french fries or chips. Served with milk or Capri Sun juice.
Healthy Fair For Kids (selection changes)

Snacks
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Cheese cup
Nachos with Cheese
Popcorn Box
Cookie
Chips

Café del Sol 

Entrees
BBQ Pulled Pork on toasted brioche bun
1/4# Angus Bacon Cheeseburger- lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and BZ sauce on toasted brioche bun
1/4# Angus Cheeseburger- lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on a toasted brioche bun
Double 1/4# Angus cheeseburger -lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on a toasted brioche bun
1/4# Angus Burger- lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on a toasted brioche bun
Double 1/4# Angus burger- lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on a toasted brioche bun
Crispy Chicken- lettuce, tomato and onion on a toasted brioche bun
Veggie Burger- ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on toasted brioche bun 
9 piece Chicken Nuggets
Chicago Style Hot Dog- mustard, relish, onions, sport peppers, tomato, pickle spear and celery salt

Sides 
French Fries
Mac-N-Cheese
Seasonal Fruit Cup
Pizza
Sausage Pizza
Cheese Pizza

Kid’s Animeals
Choose from: 5 piece chicken nuggets, Mac-N-Cheese, Hot Dog- with French fries or chips. Served with milk or Capri Sun juice.
Healthy Fair For Kids (selection changes)

Snacks
Jumbo Soft Pretzel  
Cheese Cup
Chips

Southwest Selections
Burritos (Ground Beef, Chicken or Pork)- with rice, refried or black beans, lettuce, cheese, black olives, salsa and sour cream
Bean Burrito- with rice, refried or black beans, lettuce, cheese, black olives, salsa and sour cream
Quesadillas (Ground Beef, Chicken or Pork)- with salsa and sour cream
Cheese Quesadilla- with salsa and sour cream
Taco Salad (Ground Beef, Chicken or Pork)
Nachos Grande (Ground Beef, Chicken or Pork)
Nachos- with cheese and salsa

Specialty Salads
Southwest Chicken Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, corn chips and sliced fajita chicken strips, served with a southwest ranch dressing
Chicken Caesar Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, tomato wedges, croutons, sliced chicken, served with a Caesar dressing
Garden Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with cucumber slices, tomato wedges, sliced red onion, sliced red peppers and croutons

Grab & Go options
Deli Sandwich
Kids' Snack Pack
Protein Plate 
Cheese, grapes and walnut bread
Whole Fresh Fruit
Muffin
Yogurt/Applesauce
String Cheese
Glute Free Cookie/Brownie
Glute Free Chewy Marshmallow Bar 
Soy milk
Fruit Cup  (Seasonal Fruit)

Scoops 

Entrees
1/3# Angus Cheeseburger- topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, mustard and ketchup on a toasted brioche bun
Polish Sauage- served Maxwell Street style with grilled onions, yellow mustard and sport peppers
Chicago Style Hot Dog- topped with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, pickle spear, sport peppers and celery salt
Chicken Garden Salad- seasoned chicken strips, lettuce, avocado, spinach, tomato and red onion
Chicken Wrap-served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, and fat free raspberry vinaigrette in a wheat torilla
Turkey Sandwich- topped with lettuce, red onion and avocado, served on 9-grain bread
 Veggie Burger- topped with spinach, avocado, red onion, tomato and served on a toasted brioche bun

Kid’s Animeals
Choose from: Hot Dog or 5 piece chicken nuggets
with french fries or applesauce and served with milk or Capri Sun juice

Sides 
Green Bean Fries with avacado ranch dressing
French Fries
Side Salad with choice of dressing

Snacks
Butter Garlic Fries- tossed in butter and fresh garlic
Bacon Ranch Fries- topped with bacon and ranch dressing
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Cheese Cup
Chips

Ice Cream & Shakes
Cones 2 Scoop Plain cone/cup
Cones 1 Scoop Plain cone/cup
Cones 2 Scoop Waffle cone
Cones 1 Scoop Waffle cone
Cones 2 Scoop Chocolate dipped waffle cone w/sprinkles
Cones 1 Scoop Chocolate dipped waffle cone w/sprinkles
Shakes and Malts – all shakes are topped with whipped cream and a cherry with your choice of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ice cream

Ice Cream Sundaes
Sundae 2 scoop (inlcudes 1 topping)
Sundae 1 scoop (inlcudes 1 topping)
Each additional topping
Brownie Sundae
Funnel Cake Sundae
Strawberry Shortcake 
Funnel Cake with powdered sugar
Create a Float
BZ Blaster

Bison Prairie Grill

Entrees
1/3# Grass Fed Bison Burger- lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard and a pickle spear on toasted brioche bun
1/3# Grass Fed Beef Burger- lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard and a pickle spear on toasted brioche bun
Add Applewood smoked bacon
Flatbread BLT- Applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayonnaise
Pulled Chicken Ciabatta- lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayonnaise
 Roasted Veggie Ciabatta- homemade balsamic vinegarette, peppers, onions, zucchini and a spread of hummus 
Chicago Style Hot Dog- mustard, relish, onions, sport peppers, tomato, pickle spear and celery salt

Sides
Mac & Cheese
French Fries
Fried Zucchini- with garlic dipping sauce

Pizza
Sausage Pizza
Cheese Pizza 
Southwest Chicken Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, corn chips and sliced fajita chicken strips, served with a southwest ranch dressing
Chicken Caesar Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, tomato wedges, croutons, sliced chicken, served with a Caesar dressing
Garden Salad-chopped romaine lettuce topped with cucumber slices, tomato wedges, sliced red onion, sliced red peppers and croutons

Kid’s Animeals
Choose from: Mac-N-Cheese, Hot Dog- with French fries or baby carrots. Served with milk or Capri Sun juice.
Healthy Fair For Kids (selection changes)

Snacks 
Cheezy Sticks- with garlic dipping sauce
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Cheese Cup
Chips

Sweet Treats
Fresh Baked Cookie
Dippin’ Dots Large
Dippin’ Dots Small
Soft Serve Ice Cream large cup or cone
Soft Serve Ice Cream small cup or cone
Root Beer Float 24 oz.

Castaway Grill- full menu Memorial Day through Labor Day 

(Seasonal) Cuban Sandwich-layers of roasted pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, honey mustard and sliced pickles
1/3# Angus Burger-topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. Choose American, Cheddar or Swiss cheese
Black Bean Burger-topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. Choose American, Cheddar or Swiss cheese
Grilled Chicken Sandwich-grilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle. Choose American, Cheddar, or Swiss cheese
Bratwurst-grilled and served with spicy mustard and sautéed onions
Chicken Fingers- served with Boom Boom sauce

Sides- TBD
Waffle Fries

Specialty Salads- Seasonal TBD

Kids’ Meals
 Hot dog includes applesauce or waffle fries and Capri Sun juice
Healthy Fair For Kids (selection changes)

Tropical Drinks
Mai Tai
Strawberry Margarita
Strawberry Daiquiri
Pina Colada
Sangria 16 oz.

Frozen Smoothies (nonalcoholic)
Pina Colada
Strawberry

Dairy Barn

SMOOTHIES 16 oz.
Flavors
Strawberry
Mango
Strawberry-Banana
Strawberry-Mango
Mango-Banana

SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM- Vanilla, Chocolate or Zebra
Sundae
Soft serve ice cream, dark chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top
 
Banana Split                         
Soft serve ice cream, banana, dark chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top

Large waffle cone or cup    
Small waffle cone or cup     

Add a Topping
Sprinkles, M&Ms, Snickers or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pieces

ICEE

Kids’ Cup      
16 oz. Dumbbell Bottle  
16 oz. paper cup (no refills) 

Kids’ Refill
16 oz. Dumbbell Refill

Beverages
Bottled Soda   
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Orange Crush
Life Water     

North Gate Snacks and Coffee

Snacks
Hot Dog
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Nachos
Popcorn Box
Cheese Cup
Potato Chips

Starbucks (listed pricing based on Venti size)
Starbucks Coffee/Decaf
Assorted Tazo Tea
Brewed Starbucks Iced Coffee
Frappuccino Blended Beverage (Grande size only)
Hot or Cold
Latte
Cappuccino
Caramel Macchiato
Café Mocha
Chai Latte
Handcrafted Hot Chocolate

South Gate Coffee and Snacks

Snacks
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Nachos with Cheese
Popcorn Box
Cheese Cup
Potato Chips
Starbucks (listed pricing based on Venti size)
Starbucks Coffee/Decaf
Assorted Tazo Tea
Brewed Starbucks Iced Coffee
Frappuccino Blended Beverage (Grande size only)
Hot or Cold
Latte
Cappuccino
Caramel Macchiato
Café Mocha
Chai Latte
Handcrafted Hot Chocolate

Frosty Treats
Root Beer Float
Dreamside Float
Create a Float
Soft Serve Ice Cream Large
Soft Serve Ice Cream Small

Snacks
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Nachos with Cheese
Popcorn Box
Cheese Cup
Potato Chips

ICEE World Snacks

Snacks
Popcorn Box
Chips
Dippin’ Dots Large
Dippin’ Dots Small

Items listed my not be available at all times. 

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

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Teacher Classes at Brookfield Zoo

Register for Teacher Classes

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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.