HOWL: Helping Our WildLife

Location: Great Bear Wilderness and Hamill Family Wild Encounters

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Save the Date!
3rd Annual HOWL
Saturday, August 19, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Brookfield Zoo

The Chicago Zoological Society Associates is a volunteer group of dedicated young professionals who share an interest in animals and conservation. As Society ambassadors, they support CZS through fundraising events, conservation education, and advocating public awareness for the zoo's animals, research, fieldwork, and education programs. Associates provide an essential role in assisting CZS and its future, and further define the CZS Associates' role and responsibilities supporting a leading zoological institution in the 21st century. 

Please join us for their 3rd annual HOWL event, an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and activities throughout Brookfield Zoo’s Great Bear Wilderness and Hamill Family Wild Encounters.

Tickets go on sale June 9. Click here for tickets!

Helping Our WildLife (HOWL)

Brookfield Zoo (3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL, South Gate Entrance)

Saturday, August 19, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
VIP Hour – Exclusive Animal Experience, Hors d ‘Oeuvres, and Cocktails at Hamill Family Wild Encounters

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Event: Hors D ‘Oeuvres and Cocktails at Great Bear Wilderness Underwater Viewing

General Admission: $150
VIP: $200
Proceeds from the event will benefit animal care and welfare initiatives as well as conservation and education programs of the Chicago Zoological Society. 

Interested in learning more? Contact or call (708) 688-8393


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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 at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.