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Fridays and Saturdays, through July 26

Summer Nights

This summer, you can enjoy the cooler evening weather while chilling out Friday and Saturday nights at Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights! Enjoy a wide variety of live music and entertainment, and choose from an assortment of fresh food and refreshment options while relaxing surrounded by the coolest animals and most beautiful natural landscapes in Chicagoland.  more...

Viernes y sábados, 20 de junio – 26 de julio

Summer Nights - Español

Este verano disfruta tus noches con una brisa fresca durante los viernes y sábados en Brookfield Zoo Summer Nights. Habrá una gran variedad de música en vivo y otras diversiones, incluyendo varias opciones de comidas y bebidas, y todo mientras descansas en un ambiente rodeado de animales y paisajes ...  more...

Saturday, July 26

Animal Enrichment Day

Celebrate National Zoo Keepers Week and learn about enrichment activities given to animals!  more...

Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10


Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, aardvarks and ales — all at Brookfield Zoo’s third annual ZooBrew!  more...

Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24

Kratt Brothers

Welcome back Chris and Martin Kratt from their PBS show “Wild Kratts” for a two fun days of adventure as they teach children about rare wildlife behaviors.  more...

Sunday, September 21

Zoo Run Run for Animal Care and Conservation Fund

Each year, more species lose their race for survival. But the race can be won, and you can help.  more...

Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5

Cat Awareness Weekend

Learn about our cats, from the big ones like the lions to the small ones including sand cats.  more...

Saturdays and Sundays, October 18-19, 25-26

Boo! at the Zoo

Brookfield Zoo’s annual Boo! at the Zoo festival is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween!  more...

Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23

Community Tree Trim

Do you have a community group that would like to be a part of Holiday Magic? Take part in Brookfield Zoo's Tree Trim program!  more...

Saturdays and Sundays, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, Friday to Wednesday, December 26-31

Holiday Magic

Chicagoland's Largest Holiday Lights Festival. See the Lights. Feel the Magic. Continue the Tradition.  more...

Wednesday, December 31

Zoo Year's Eve

Calling all Party Animals! Ring in the new year at Brookfield Zoo's Zoo Year's Eve celebration!  more...

Talent Search

We are always looking for new performers to entertain our zoo guests. All styles will be considered and all entertainment must be family-friendly. If your group is interested in performing at Brookfield Zoo please send your press kit or information (photo, description, audio/video, price, references) to:

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Attn: Special Events
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513

Or email Ken Grzeslo, Onsite Marketing Assistant Manager