Penguin Painting Contest

Sorry, the contest has ended. The deadline to enter was Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. (CST).


World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day at Brookfield Zoo

April 22

Waddle over to Brookfield Zoo on Saturday, April 22, to celebrate World Penguin Day and learn about the zoo’s colony of Humboldt penguins, along with conservation efforts to help protect these charismatic animals.

Zoo Chats and Events

10:30 am: Penguin Chat and Feeding at Rocky Shores exhibit
11:30 am: Penguin Enrichment at the Living Coast- Rocky Shores exhibit
12:00 pm: "Meet the Artist" penguin encounter at the Living Coast Plaza
12:30 pm: Penguin Enrichment at the Living Coast- Rocky Shores exhibit
2:00 pm: "Meet the Artist" penguin encounter at the Living Coast Plaza 3:15 pm: Penguin Keeper Chat at Rocky Shores exhibit
3:30 pm: Afternoon feeding at Rocky Shores exhibit

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 unique 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.