HOWL: Helping Our WildLife

Location: Various

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

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 an evening with regional hors d'oeuvres and drinks throughout Brookfield Zoo's Habitat Africa and Great Bear Wilderness. Be sure to check out our HOWL Facebook event page for updates and a sneak peek at auction items!

Helping Our WildLife (HOWL)

Brookfield Zoo (3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL, South Gate Entrance)
VIP Cocktail Hour: Outdoor Giraffe Area at Habitat Africa
Main Event: Great Bear Wilderness Underwater Viewing Area

Saturday, September 18, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - VIP Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Main Event: Hors D'Oeuvres and Drinks
10:00 p.m. - After Party at Irish Times in Brookfield, IL


TICKETS (Available Starting July 9, 2021)
General Admission: $100 (Early Bird $75*)
VIP: $150 (Early Bird $125*)
Purchase event tickets and register here: 

Proceeds from the event will benefit animal care and welfare initiatives as well as conservation and education programs of the Chicago Zoological Society. To learn more about CZS Associates and how to join, visit our CZS Associates page or email

Make sure you sign up for the Brookfield Zoo email newsletter so you receive regular updates, the latest event news, and special offers direct to your inbox!

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Free Admission for Military Personnel

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