Fall at the Zoo

Location: Various

Date: September 25 to November 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host Boo! at the Zoo this year. However, you won’t want to miss Fall at the Zoo! Daily from September 25 to November 1, there are still plenty of reasons to spend pumpkin season at Brookfield Zoo.


Dinos Everywhere
Over 40 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than ever before have arrived at Brookfield Zoo. Dinos Everywhere features acres of earth-shakers, including the largest—argentinosaurus—that was estimated to measure more than 100 feet in length and weigh up to 110 tons. Through November 1, zoogoers will be able to search for these amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. You'll also be able to enter dino selfie sweepstakes to win fun prizes!


Enter Our Fall Selfie Sweepstakes
Each week, we'll be giving away fun prizes to guests who visit Brookfield Zoo, snap a photo at one of our selfie stations, and share it on social media. You don't have to wear a costume (though we'd love if it you did!). Either way, come back each week to qualify for an all-new prize! Check out all the details and prizes here.


Spread Out & Enjoy the Zoo
Looking for a place to experience the autumn air while staying socially distant? Brookfield Zoo offers 216 acres of open space for you and your family to experience the fall foliage. Take a trip around Swan Lake, stop by Roosevelt Fountain, and relax in Hamill Family Nature Plaza.


Come See The Outdoor Animals
From our African lion brothers Brutus and Titus, to our new snow leopard cub Ahava, to guest favorite Hudson the polar bear, there are plenty of animals for you to see in their outdoor exhibits. Check out the full list of what exhibits are open each and every day this fall. 


Stay For The Leaves
Did you know Brookfield Zoo is an accredited arboretum? Download our tree guide and discover over 100 tree species showcasing their fall splendor!


Snap Some Selfies 
Whether you come in costume or want to get a family photo to cherish, there are plenty of fun selfie stations set up throughout the zoo for your Insta-worthy pic. Don't forget to tag us at #BrookfieldZoo (and enter our selfie contest)!


Enjoy Seasonal Food & Beverage Offerings
All your favorite fall foods are here at Brookfield Zoo. Choose from delicious options such as brats, burgers, sausage, pretzels with beer cheese, popcorn, caramel corn, and rice krispie treats. And choose from various beers, spiked cider, spiked wine, apple cider, hot chocolate, and more!


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What's Happening?

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Feed A Giraffe

Deliver up some delicious greens that the giraffes will take right from your hand.

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 will be admitted free of charge.