News Release
 
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351, sondra.katzen@czs.org
 
October 19, 2020
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Brookfield Zoo Offers Free Admission on Select Days in October - December
 

            Brookfield, Ill.—Brookfield Zoo is offering free admission on select days in October, November and December. So, gather the family and venture outdoors to see some of the animals, including Ahava, a 5-month-old snow leopard cub; Whirl, an Amur tiger; and the majestic bison, that enjoy the cooler temperatures. And, Dinos Everywhere!, featuring 40 animatronic dinosaurs, is only here a few more weeks before going extinct on November 1. Only outdoor animal exhibits are accessible to guests as Brookfield Zoo follows Phase 4 guidelines from the state of Illinois, which specify no buildings may be open and guest capacity must be limited.
           In October and November, zoo admission is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The following month, free days will be on Mondays and Tuesdays through December 22. Online reservations are required with times available in 20-minute increments between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All admission and parking tickets must be secured prior to arriving at the zoo, and a parking fee of $15 per vehicle still applies.
           To reserve online tickets and parking, go to CZS.org/OnlineTicketing. For additional information about the zoo’s safety practices, visit CZS.org/KnowBeforeYouGo.

 

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About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit CZS.org
 
 

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Sondra Katzen
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Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071
E-mail: Sondra.Katzen@CZS.org

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