News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, (708) 688-8351,
July 30, 2018
Brookfield Zoo’s New 3D Theater Comes to Life
Brookfield, Ill. – The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the Brookfield Zoo, is excited to announce its new 3D theater located in the zoo’s Discovery Center. As a way to offer an enhanced sensory experience and visit for zoo guests, captivating and educational 3D films are available for viewing daily beginning at 10:00 a.m. The two 20-minute films alternate every half hour and give zoogoers an incredibly immersive experience right from their seats before heading out to enjoy seeing the animals.

Wild Africa, a series created and produced by BBC Earth, explores the natural history of the African continent and features the lives of some of the most iconic African animals giving insight to how their lives are affected by the presence and absence of water.

The second film also created and produced by BBC Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D, illustrates how paleontologists imagine a year in the lives of a herd of plant-eating dinosaurs. Through imagination and creativity using computer-generated imagery, scientists and producers were able to recreate dinosaurs in their natural habitats for the series.

The cost for the 3D movie experience is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-11 and seniors 65 and over. Prices includes a rental fee for a pair of 3D glasses to enjoy the show. Tickets may be purchased at any of the zoo’s ticket booths or at Discovery Center. For more information on the new 3D theater, please visit or call (708) 688-8000.
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About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with 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. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. 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. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located at 8400 31stStreet in Brookfield, Illinois, 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. For further information, visit


Sondra Katzen
Media Relations Manager
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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