Play the Game of Gnomes!

'When you play the Game of Gnomes, you win...or you also win. Everybody wins!' - Quilbert R.R. Porcupine

Holiday Magic is back and that means the return of so many classic holiday sights, including the 600’ Tunnel of Light, sponsored by Xfinity, 20-foot-high glowing Orb, and over a million twinkling lights throughout Brookfield Zoo. However, 2020 also brings with it a new addition to the Holiday Magic festivities...The Game of Gnomes!

Guests of all ages can play the Game of Gnomes. Embark on a fun-filled scavenger hunt in search of 24 whimsical and enchanting themed gnomes, each measuring 12-20 inches tall, that will be located throughout the park.

Game of Gnomes sponsored by

As soon as you arrive at Brookfield Zoo, the game begin! To get you started, make sure you've got our Gnome Map and Gnome Guide handy in order to suss out the specific spots they're hiding. Click the images below to open and download them to your phone. 


Check the map for the general location of each gnome, head there, and happy hunting!



Keep this handy so you know which gnomes to look for and which ones you still have to find! (Click image to download)



The Game of Gnomes doesn't end when you find them. Once you do, it's time to take to social media to share your findings! Post your photos with the #GameOfGnomes and #BrookfieldZoo hashtags so we can see them. We might just share your pics on our own social channels as well!

There's so many fun things you can do with the gnomes on social media, including: 
* Snap a selfie with the gnomes you've found and post to any platform.
* Make a collage or carousel of every gnome you find and share via Instagram.
* Create a Story that tracks your gnome hunt across the zoo. 
* Make a TikTok or Reels video of yourself with each gnome.
* Dress up like your favorite gnome and snap a selfie with them.
* Draw your favorite gnome and share the photo on social media.


Just because you head home from Brookfield Zoo, that doesn't mean the Game of Gnomes has to end. We've got some fun activities and features that can keep the festivities going until you head back to play the game once more!

Game of Gnomes Coloring Sheet

You create the colorful world of the gnomes. Be sure to send it to us or share on social media! (click to download)

Game of Gnomes IG Stickers

Search for Game of Gnomes stickers to make your Facebook or Instagram Stories even gnomier! You'll find them on our Giphy page as well.


Game of Gnomes Zoom Backgrounds

Show friends, familiy, and co-workers which gnomes you found on your next Zoom call by downloading these Zoom backgrounds. You'll find plenty more Brookfield Zoo Zoom backgrounds, as well as instructions on how to add them to your next meeting, here (click to download).


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