Giving Tuesday

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a global celebration that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday to shift the focus onto what's important this holiday season: giving back. Whether you're a zoo member, guest, or simply someone passionate about animal conservation, you are an instrumental part of what makes Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society a world-class institution. We share your passion for animals by caring for exotic and endangered species from around the globe but their day-to-day care is only possible through your continuous support. Please consider making a Giving Tuesday Donation in honor of Brookfield Zoo!





On November 29, we hope you will consider donating to the Chicago Zoological Society and Brookfield Zoo as we continue our quest to take a cutting-edge role in animal care and the conservation of the natural world. Not only will you help make a real difference for the animals here but you'll also have the chance to win exciting prizes.

Every hour between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm. CST, we will be picking a winner at random from the pool of donors who gave at least $10 in that specific time period:

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Set of 2022 Mold-A-Rama holiday molds

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Penguin Encounter for 4 people

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Penguin Feeding for 2 people

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet a Program Animal Experience for 4 people

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2 complimentary VIP tickets to HOWL—an evening of music, food, and small bites

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Animal Adoption and Animal Care Staff Chat

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A Pair of Animal Paintings and Bios of the Artists

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2 complimentary tickets to Wines in the Wild—our annual wine tasting event

*Only donations made on the website on 11/29/2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST are eligible for drawings. Donors who give at least $10 within each specific time period will be included in each hourly drawing. Donors can give as often as they like but entries will reset with each hour. Donors are welcome to give less than $10 but will not be included in drawings. Winners will be notified privately as well as on our social media. Zoo experience prizes do not include transportation to/from zoo or accommodations.

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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 will be admitted free of charge.