August 10, 2016

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Brookfield Zoo’s 2016 Calendar of occasions (August through December)

Festival of Flight

Now v September 5

Brookfield Zoo’s well-known interactive bird show, Festival of Flight, proceeds through job Day. Guests fly high with excitement when watching bird soar, swoop, and dive together they demonstrate their natural trip abilities. TheFestival the Flightshow is cost-free with general zoo admission. For an ext information, speak to (708) 688-8000 or isit occupychristmas.org/Events.

Hamill family members Play Zoo’s 15th Anniversary

Hamill household Play Zoo is hosting tasks from 10:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m. Top top the 15th the every month in 2016,. Guests can meet a zoo professional, participate in a scavenger hunt, find out something brand-new about your favorite animals, get an innovative with an art activity, beat a component in an animal training or husbandry session, and close the end the day through a children’s parade. For an ext information, speak to (708) 688-8000 or isit occupychristmas.org/Events.

ZooBrewAugust 26 and 27 (Friday and Saturday)

Enjoy bears and beers, lions and also lagers, anteaters and also ales...all in ~ Brookfield Zoo's fifth annual ZooBrew, funded by Blue Moon unavoidable Company. ZooBrew is a one-of-a-kind, 21-and-over beer-tasting occasion featuring much more than 80 beers. For more information or to buy tickets, contact (708) 688-8000 or visit isit occupychristmas.org/Events.

ZooRunRun for the preservation FundSeptember 11 (Sunday)

Lace up her running shoes because that a 5K run/walk while help endangered species and enjoy free zoo join all in one day! The run, presented by Aquafina and Gatorade, is set entirely in ~ Brookfield Zoo. Participants operation or walk past lemurs, white pelicans, giraffes, and also endangered black color rhinos prior to reaching lions, tigers, and also snow leopards in ~ the end up line. All participants get moisture-wicking T-shirts and also timed bibs for your journey. For more information, including pricing, visit isit occupychristmas.org/Events. Or speak to (708) 688-8000.

Cat Awareness WeekendOctober 1 and 2 (Saturday and also Sunday)

Visit Brookfield Zoo for a purr-fect weekend and learn about the zoo’s cats, from huge cats prefer African lions, Amur leopards, Amur tigers, and snow leopards come the small ones, consisting of servals, fishing cats, and also domestic residence cats. There will be unique Zoo Chats and cat-themed tasks for cat lover of all ages. For an ext information, contact (708) 688-8000 or visit occupychristmas.org/Events.

Boo! at the Zoo

October 22-23 and also October 29-30 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Little ghosts and also goblins that all periods are sure to have a ghoulishly great time throughout Brookfield Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration, gift by Ferrara liquid Company. The not-so-scary and also fun-filled occasion has something for the entire family come enjoy, consisting of a “Craized Maize” corn maze, professional pumpkin carvers producing 1,000-pound jack-o’-lanterns, a haunted hayride, a costume parade and also costume contest, unique Zoo Chats, a chance to construct a scarecrow, a haunted Carousel ride, and more. (Additional fees use to part activities.) For more information, speak to (708) 688-8000 or isit occupychristmas.org/Events.

Wines in the WildNovember 5 (Saturday)

Sample exquisite wines and also liquor from roughly the world, add by great food. The fundraiser, organized by the Chicago Zoological Society’s Women’s Board, will certainly be organized from 7:30 come 10:00 p.m. In Brookfield Zoo’s exploration Center and will additionally feature a raffle and also silent auction. The expense is $120 per person, which consists of the tasting, zoo admission, parking, and also a commemorative alcohol glass. Special VIP packages room also available and function exclusive good wines and up-close experience with few of the zoo’s animal ambassadors from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Choose from the $1,200 VIP Peacock parcel for six tickets, the $500 VIP Macaw package for two tickets, or the $275 VIP Parakeet Package for one ticket. For much more information and to make reservations, contact (708) 688-8393 or isit occupychristmas.org/Events.

Community Tree TrimNovember 19 and 20

Get your neighborhood organization or corporation in the vacation spirit and also join in Brookfield Zoo’s yearly Tree Trim. Entrants sponsor a tree and also decorate that with accessories in preparation for the zoo’s holiday Magic. The cost contains a select variety of admission and also parking tickets. Added passes might be purchased in ~ a discounted rate. Online registration starts September 1. For more information and to register, visit occupychristmas.org/Events.

Breakfast v SantaDecember 10-11 and also 17-18 (Saturdays and also Sundays)

Bring the family members to Brookfield Zoo because that its Breakfast v Santa, presented by Ann and also Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Children can visit and also pose for photos with Santa and also Mrs. Claus. Seatings for the all-you-can-eat buffet are offered at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m. The cost, which consists of zoo admission and also parking, tax, and gratuity, is $29.95 because that adults and also $21.95 for kids ages 3-11. Youngsters 2 and under eat because that free. Bookings are required and also seating is limited. For additional information and also to make reservations, visit occupychristmas.org/Events or call (708) 688-8355.

Brunch v SantaDecember 11 and 18 (Sundays)

Bring the family, and also your appetites, come Brookfield Zoo for its yearly Brunch through Santa, gift by Ann and also Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Seatings for the extravagant all-you-can-eat brunch are available at 11:00 a.m. Or 1:30 p.m. Mr. And also Mrs. Claus will certainly be ~ above hand come hear everyone’s great list and pose because that pictures. Additionally making an appearance will be several of the zoo’s costumed characters. Seating is minimal and bookings are required. The cost, which has admission and parking come the zoo, tax, and also gratuity, is $39.95 for adults and also $29.95 for youngsters ages 3-11. Children 2 and also under eat for free. For further information, including the menu, and to do reservations, visit occupychristmas.org/Events or call (708) 688-8355.

Holiday MagicDecember 3-4, December 10-11, and December 17-18 (Saturdays and also Sundays) and also December 26-31 (Monday with Saturday)

Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends during Brookfield Zoo’s 35th yearly Holiday Magic, gift by ComEd and Meijer. In ~ Chicagoland’s longest to run lights festival, the zoo will be lit with an ext than one million twinkling LED lights together guests reap caroling to the animals, professional ice carving demonstrations, irradiate shows, and special visits v Santa and Mrs. Claus (the latter through December 18). In addition, select pet habitats will continue to be open, as will zoo restaurants and also gift shops. A full schedule of music and also live entertainment, a magic show, costumed characters, a design railroad display, and an ext will add to the wonder ambiance. For much more information, visit occupychristmas.org/Events or speak to (708) 688-8000.

Zoo Year’s EveDecember 31 (Saturday)

Rock in the new Year during Brookfield Zoo’s family-friendly Zoo Year’s night 2017 celebration. A live DJ sets the party ton in the Holly Jolly Theater, as perform fun games, party favors, prizes, and an early countdown at 8:00 p.m. At Hamill household Play Zoo, guests have the right to make noisemakers and also enjoy very early kid-friendly countdown at 8:00 p.m.—especially good for guest with children ages 6 and also under. The occasion is cost-free with consistent zoo admission. For more information, call (708) 688-8000 or visit occupychristmas.org/Events.

Event dates and also times space subject to adjust without notice.

Brookfield Zoo is open every work of the year native 10:00 a.m. Come 5:00 p.m. (Indoor animal exhibits near a half hour prior to the zoo closes, and also Tropic civilization closes 45 minutes prior to the zoo closing.)

General zoo join is $17.85 because that adults and $12.50 for kids 3-11 and seniors 65 and over. Children 2 and also under room admitted free.Admission to the zoo is cost-free on Tuesdays and Thursdays indigenous October through December (with the exemption of vacation Magic).

Parking is $11 for cars and also $15 because that buses. (A cook County parking tax is included.)

For much more details on admission packages, pricing, or to pre-purchase ticket or memberships, walk to occupychristmas.org.

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About the Chicago Zoological Society

The mission the the Chicago Zoological society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and also nature. The Chicago Zoological society is a personal nonprofit company that operates Brookfield Zoo on land own by the forest Preserves of cook County. The culture is known throughout the world for the international function in animal population management and also wildlife conservation. Its center for the science of pet Care and Welfare is at the forefront of pet care that strives to discover and implement innovative viewpoints to zoo pet management. Brookfield Zoo is the an initial zoo in the civilization to it is in awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and also welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located off an initial Avenue in between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is also easily accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service. For additional information, visit occupychristmas.org.