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Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
October 10, 2023

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Celebrate the Traditions of Día de los Muertos at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield, Ill. —Brookfield, Ill. — Come alive and celebrate Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, at Brookfield Zoo while exploring the wonders of the animal kingdom. The event, brought to you by Chevrolet, takes place on Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy all the colorful delights and traditions that Día de los Muertos holds.

Día De Los Muertos is a celebratory holiday that reunites those in the here and now with those in the great beyond. Zoogoers can immerse themselves in the holiday’s traditions, including face-painting (separate fees apply), sugar skulls (while supplies last), coloring sheets, and taking photos with the catrinas (traditional skeleton characters). Guests can also enjoy music and admire the latest vehicles of the Chevy family located throughout the park.

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 Celebra las tradiciones del Día de los Muertos en el zoológico de Brookfield


Brookfield, Ill. — Pónganse vivos y celebremos el Día de los Muertos en el zoológico de Brookfield mientras exploras las maravillas del reino animal. El evento, presentado por Chevrolet, tendrá lugar el sábado 28 y el domingo 29 de octubre, de 10 am a las 5 pm. Durante el fin de semana, los visitantes podrán deleitarse de todas las coloridas tradiciones del Día de los Muertos.

El Día de los Muertos es una festividad que reúne a los del más acá con los que están en el más allá. Los visitantes del zoológico pueden ser parte de las tradiciones de la festividad, como pinta caritas (con cargo adicional), calaveritas de azúcar (hasta agotar existencias), hojas para colorear y tomarse fotos con las catrinas. También podrán disfrutar de música y admirar los últimos vehículos de la familia Chevy por todo el parque.

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Photo Captions--credit: CZS-Brookfield Zoo
2412, 2434, and 2500: Guests can pose for photos with the catrinas during Brookfield Zoo's Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebration.


About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people to wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. The Zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, and CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit