Saturday, April 22, 2023, 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

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Earth Day Run

Earth Day Run: Coming this Spring to Brookfield Zoo!  Read More

Saturday, April 29, 2023

42nd Annual Whirl Gala

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, April 29, 2023, the CZS Women’s Board and Board of Trustees will host its 42nd annual Whirl. Read More

What's Happening?

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.