Summer Sundays - First Responder Day

Location: Roosevelt Fountain

Date: Sunday, July 28

Do you have a little one at home who dreams of becoming a police officer?  Join us on Sunday, July 28 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm for your chance to meet real first responders!  With officers from several local communities, come by to ask questions, get a sneak peek into a police car, and thank them for their service.  You might even get to meet Brookfield Zoo's own police dogs - Kirby and Charlie!


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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.