Paint Night

Location: South Gate Entrance

Date: Wednesday, July 24

In partnership with Pinot's Palette Naperville  

Are you a "Penguin Picasso" or "Vincent Van Goat"?  Pick up your paint brush, put on your smock, and get your palettes ready for Paint Night at Brookfield Zoo!  

Painting will take place in Great Bear Wilderness. Light bites will be provided along with a cash bar (wine and beer). Outside food and drink is not permitted.

Tickets Include:

  • - Parking 

  • - Admission to Paint Night (check-in from 6:00 - 6:30 pm at the South Gate Entrance)

  • - 16 x 20 canvas with step-by-step painting instructions  

  • - Light Bites

  • - Drinks (beer and wine) available for purchase

  • - Tickets: $60.00

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  • MEMBERS: Use your membership ID number as the promo code to apply the $5.00 member discount!



    What ages can participate in Paint Night?
    All ages!  Ticket prices are the same regardless of age.  

    What should I wear to Paint Night?
    Aprons will be provided but please be prepared if things get messy!

    How do I enter the zoo for Paint Night?
    All Paint Night attendees must enter via the South Gate Entrance (3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513).  Please present this ticket at the Parking Booth and Check-In Table at the South Gate.  Please arrive between 6:00 and 6:30 pm.  Painting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    No - tickets can be scanned from phones/mobile devices.

    The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
    Yes - as long as the attendee enters through the South Gate Entrance (3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513).

    Are outside food and/or drinks allowed at the event?
    Outside food is not allowed at the event.  Light bites will be provided along with a cash bar (beer and wine).  

    Who can I contact with additional questions?

    Don't miss any other summer events!
    Trivia Night - August 14 
    ZooBrew - August 24

    Paint Night will take place indoors and is a rain or shine event.  Tickets are non-refundable.  Programming is subject to change.  

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