Party for the Planet

Location: Various

Date: Sunday, April 14

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Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe!  With special Zoo Chats and green activities and crafts, Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging, and fun activities for the entire family!


 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Recycle Collection Event - North Parking Lot
 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Eco Expo - North Mall
 - 10:30 am - Animal Ambassador Zoo Chat - South Carousel Plaza
 - 11:00 am - Bear Zoo Chat - Great Bear Wilderness
 - 11:00 am - Tree Planting - South Mall
 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Pansy Planting - Hamill Family Play Zoo
 - 12:15 pm - Pinniped Animal Zoo Chat - Pinniped Point
 - 1:30 pm - Animal Ambassador Zoo Chat - South Carousel Plaza
 - 2:30 pm - Rhino Zoo Chat - Pachyderms


Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

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.