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

June 18-20, 2021

Get Growing Expo

Learn about all things plants – outdoors and in-person! Plant experts will be on-hand to teach you how to maximize your green space. Visit interactive garden vignettes to teach planting basics, learn how to plant your own vegetable garden, build a terrarium to take home, and shop from Plant... Read More

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Father's Day - Which Bear Represents Dad?

Father's Day is all about Dad. And there are certainly all kinds of dads out there, each bringing their own unique traits and skills with them. It's not unlike how there are many different species of bears, all of whom have specific adaptations to survive in their habitat. If you're l... Read More

September 12, 2021

Brookfield Zoo Run

September 12, 2021, will mark the return of the Brookfield Zoo Run - with courses entirely within the world-renowned Brookfield Zoo! Read More

Saturday, September 18, 2021

HOWL: Helping Our WildLife

The Chicago Zoological Society Associates is a volunteer group of dedicated young professionals who share an interest in animals and conservation. Please join us for an evening with regional hors d'oeuvres and drinks throughout Brookfield Zoo's Habitat Africa and Great Bear Wildernes... Read More

What's Happening?

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Feed A Giraffe

Deliver up some delicious greens that the giraffes will take right from your hand!

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.