News Release

July 12, 2013



                  Contact : Sondra Katzen

                                  Chicago Zoological Society





Note: Photos of Ralph Covert and Rockasaurus Rex may be downloaded at

Children’s Entertainers Ralph’s World and Rockasaurus Rex to Perform at Brookfield Zoo

      Brookfield, Ill—Children’s entertainer Ralph Covert of Ralph’s World will have Brookfield Zoo rockin’ when he performs along with Rockasaurus Rex on the zoo’s West Mall on Sunday, July 28.

Ralph’s World—the megafun musical planet where kids can rock, rock, rock and dance, dance, dance to their own and their parents’ delight—will take the stage at 2:00 p.m. The group’s creator, Ralph Covert, is an indie rocker, songwriter, playwright, and children’s book author. He’s taken the same high-energy and super-melodic sense that he developed for his touring pop-rock band to kids’ music. Basically, only the lyrics are changed for the ears of the innocent. His McCartneyesque style (both musically and his sense of charm) has won him hundreds of thousands of three-feet-and-under fans and their parents.

Opening up for Ralph’s World is Rockasaurus Rex in celebration of the zoo’s Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit, presented by Dominick’s. During the 1:00 p.m. show, youngsters will be entertained by a 7-foot dinosaur who loves to read, write, and ROCK! Joining him onstage will be award-winning musician Thaddeus Rex. Together, they will perform hilarious antics, play a variety of tunes, and demonstrate a contagious enthusiasm for reading.

The shows, which are sponsored by The McDonald’s Owners of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (MOCNI) and American Airlines, are free with regular zoo admission of $15.00 for adults and $10.50 for children ages 3 to 11 and seniors 65 and over. Children 2 and under are free. Parking is $10.00. For further information, visit or call (708) 688-8000.

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, inspires conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located off First Avenue between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and is also accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service.