Veterans Day Celebration

Location: Discovery Center

Date: November 11, 2018

To honor the men and women who have proudly served our nation, the Chicago Zoological Society invites the public to a special Veterans Day ceremony at Brookfield Zoo's Discovery Center. On Veterans Day admission to the zoo is FREE for all guests (parking fees still apply)

Schedule of Activities:

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- A display of Military Memorabilia in the Founders Room in the Discovery Center
- A Military Vehicle Display at the Discovery Center Plaza
- Learn about the Cook County Military and Honor Flight Chicago

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Ambassador Animals

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a performance by the Legacy Girls

1:00 to 1:15 p.m. See the posting of colors, a performance of the National Anthem, and remarks by Chicago Zoological Society president, Dr. Stuart Strahl.

1:15 to 2:00 p.m. Jesse White Tumblers


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.