September 25 & 26, 2021

Oktoberfest

Zoogoers can toss on their lederhosen and enjoy live polka music at the Beer Garden from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Brookfield Zoo’s East Mall to celebrate Oktoberfest presented by Leinenkugel’s. The event is free with general admission.  Read More

Saturdays and Sundays, October 9 to 24, 2021

Boo! at the Zoo

Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy! Read More

Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2021

Tree Trim

Does your community group want to get into the holiday spirit early? Join Brookfield Zoo in gearing up for our Holiday Magic celebration by participating in Tree Trim. Read More

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Reindeer Run

Bring the whole family out for a night under the lights at the Reindeer Run!  This two-mile fun run is perfect for everyone! Read More

Friday through Sunday, November 26-28, Wednesday through Sunday, December 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, Sunday through Friday, December 26-31

Holiday Magic

Chicagoland’s largest lights festival with over one million twinkling LED lights! It's the most fun you'll have this holiday season. Read More

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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.