Adult Camps & Lectures


Lectures provide up to 200 guests with unique opportunities to hear stories from the field by renowned conservation experts. Lectures take place in the fall and spring and every lecture is followed by a complimentary wine and hors d'ouvres reception. Brookfield Zoo is always bustling with activity, but come hear what amazing things are happening near and far from Brookfield! All of our lectures are held in our Discovery Center and begin promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Adult Camps are presented by CZS Staff to give our adult guests an intimate and unique perspective on conservation and animal care. These programs are designed for mature audiences and may have a minimum age requirement. Our program locations may vary and some camps may include tours, activities, and hikes. Seating is limited so sign up today!
 


 

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Chicago's True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County


This new documentary celebrates the Forest Preserves of Cook County, one of the oldest and largest Forest Preserves in the nation, showcasing the benefits and beauty of Chicagoland’s publicly owned green spaces.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016 
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. The screening begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: FREE - Seating is limited. RSVP below to ensure your seat!
Maximum Guest Count: 150
Location: Discovery Center
Parking: Discovery Center Parking Lot


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Adult Camp: Sexy Beasts

Attend our Adults Only camp at Brookfield Zoo on June 10 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. This adult program is rated M for Mature and will highlight some of the surprising animal sex stories from Brookfield Zoo, such as dolphin’s promiscuous mating system, the predilections of primates and the elaborate courtship rituals of our feathered friends.

Date and Time: Friday, June 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Price: $25 per person
Maximum Participant Count: 30
Class Location: Conservation Leadership Center
Parking: South Lot

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Adult Camp: Psychedelic Nature

The Trippy Side of Wildlife: Reptiles, insects, amphibians, mammals, and even the human mammal have been known to indulge in some of nature’s most potent potables. In this class we will examine some of nature’s natural psychotropic plants and animals, how they are used, and where, if any, live in Brookfield Zoo.

Date and Time: Friday, June 17, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Price: $25 per person
Maximum Participant Count: 30
Class Location: Conservation Leadership Center
Parking: South Lot

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Adult Camp: Epic Fail!

Nature's Weirdest Parenting Techniques: Birds, bugs. frogs and more, provide a whole new meaning to the term “Bringing Up Baby.” Join us to explore some of the strangest parenting methods nature has to offer.

Date and Time: Friday, July 15, 2016 or Saturday, July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Price: $25 per person
Maximum Participant Count: 30
Class Location: Conservation Leadership Center
Parking: South Lot

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Adult Camp: Zoo History and Breakfast Tour

Enjoy breakfast and a historical tram tour narrated by Zoo archivist, author and librarian, Carla Owens and historian and author Doug Deuchler. Explore the zoo and see animals, beautiful art deco architecture, WPA sculptures and hear amazing facts and figures about the Chicago Zoological Society’s 80 year history. The authors will be happy to sign their book the Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society, Arcadia Publishing that will be available for purchase.

Date and Time: Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Price: $25 per person
Maximum Participant Count: 30
Class Location: ITW White Oaks Room at Hamill Family Wild Encounters
Parking: South Lot

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Have questions? Contact the Education Department at adventuresinlearning@czs.org!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

 
 




We are proud to partner with the National Inclusion Project to benefit Zoo Campers with special needs, including physical disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders, and attention deficit disorders.