Party for the Planet

Location: Various

Date: Sunday, April 22

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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!


Activities:
 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Recycle Collection Event - North Parking Lot
 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Eco Expo - North Mall
          - Meet and Greet with Nature Cat - North Mall (11:00 am-3:00 pm)
 - 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
 

Recycle Collection Event:

The following items will be accepted for recycling in the North Gate Parking Lot from 9:30am to 3:30pm. PLUS!  Parking is FREE in the North Gate Parking Lot when materials are brought in to recycle!*

Computers & Peripherals
PCs
Main Frames
Modems
Flat Screen Monitors
Printers
Terminals
Tape Drives
CD-ROM Drives
Floppy Disk Drives
Plotters
Mouse
Keyboards
Scanners
Cables
Cell Phones
Cell Phone Accessories
Pagers
Hand Held Electronic Games
E-readers
Laptops
iPods
iPads
Tablets
MP3 players
 
Office Equipment & Products
Telephones
Phone Systems
Answering Machines
Fax Machines
Copy Machines
Postage Machines
 
Small Home Appliances, Home Improvement Products
Hair Dryers
Power Tools
Electronic Motors
Wire
Toasters
Coffee Makers (No Glass)
Blenders, Mixers, etc. (No Glass)
 
Home Entertainment & Other Items
VCRs
DVD Players
Stereo Equipment
Joy Sticks
Cameras
Camcorders
Video Game Players

Textiles
Backpacks
Bedspreads
Belts
Blankets
Blouses
Pants
Swimsuits
Sweaters
Socks
Coats
Shirts
Jackets
Suits
Curtains
Drapes
Dresses
Handbags
Hats
Jeans
Paired Shoes
Plush Toys
Purses
Quilts
Scarves
Sheets
Socks
Sofa Covers
Stuffed Animals
Ties
Totebags
Towels
Undergarments
Washcloths

All items should be unboxed and free of excess packaging materials.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
TV’s*
CRT Monitors
Large Appliances
Hazardous and Chemical Waste
Smoke Detectors
Wooden Speakers  


*TV's can be dropped off at Burr Ridge Public Works, 451 Commerce St. Monday through Friday from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm for a fee. Under 21" screens - $25.00; Over 21" screens - $35.00

*Free Parking at North Parking Lot if you bring in materials to recycle*


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.