Through September 6, 2021

Dinos Everywhere!

Over 40 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than ever before have arrived at Brookfield Zoo. Dinos Everywhere features acres of earth shakers, including the largest—argentinosaurus—that was estimated to measure more than 100 feet in length and weigh up to 110 tons. Read More

April 1 - May 30, 2021

Spring Run

Brookfield Zoo’s first-ever Virtual 5K Spring Run/Walk takes you outdoors to enjoy the warm weather and glorious colors of spring. You choose the time and place—take a hike in a forest preserve, jog along a waterfront trail, or stroll through a neighborhood. Read More

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Earth Day: A Party for the Planet

Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo but on this very special day we'll be showcasing some of the steps you can take that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe!  Read More

Saturday, May 1, 2021

40th Annual Whirl

Save the date for a special evening benefiting the animal care and conservation work at the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) and Brookfield Zoo. On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the CZS Women’s Board and Board of Trustees will host its 40th annual Whirl. Read More

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 3-5 p.m.

Virtual Paint Night

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

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.