Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Location: North Mall

Date: Saturday, September 22

Hosted by Cook County Commissioners Luis Arroyo and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

The event will feature performances by:

The following animals from Latin America will be featured during special Zoo Chats:

  • 11:45AM – North Mall – South American Ambassador Animals
  • 12:00PM – Swamp – Orinoco Crocodiles
  • 12:00PM – Feathers & Scales – Rainforest Feeding
  • 2:30PM – Great Bear Wilderness – Mexican Wolf Chat
  • 3:30PM – Living Coast – Humboldt Penguin Feeding

Art Contest Brochure (PDF)

Concurso de Arte (Espanol PDF)

Art Contest Rules (PDF)

Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

New Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

Sign Up for Zoo Classes

Parents and young explorers can experience serious fun at one of our Family Play Classes!

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.