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 - June 20, 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

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Name a Parakeet for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a day dedicated to honoring motherhood in all its different forms throughout the world. A celebration of those we call mom and all the amazing ways mothers support, protect, and nuture. If you're looking for a unique way to honor mom this year, consider naming a parak... 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.