Calendar of Events

Dec 5 through Jan 1, 2015
Dec 6
Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21

Enjoy a special meal with Santa, musical fun and a special holiday gift.

Jan 3, 2015
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Jan 18, 2015

Stomp your way into 2015 with some very special 35th anniversary activities. Choose from the 5K run, 2-mile run/walk, 1-mile walk or the ¼-mile walk for children. All proceeds benefit the Zoo’s animal collection. Register here.

Feb 2, 2015
Groundhog Day

When will winter finally end? Find out at our annual Groundhog Day celebration and see if Wynter, our resident groundhog, sees her shadow…..or not!

Feb 5, 2015
Feb 7, 2015
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Feb 28, 2015

Dance, shake and sweat for the animals. Combine exercise and dance at the Zoological Society’s Zumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo fundraiser.

Mar 5, 2015

Join us in a celebration of libations from around the world at the Zoological Society's popular wine-and-beer-tasting fundraiser. Great-tasting appetizers and desserts will also be featured during the event.

Mar 7, 2015
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Mar 14 & 15, 2015
Behind the Scenes Weekend

Walk in the elephant yard, tour the Aquatic and Reptile Center basement where the aquarium water is maintained, watch the orangutans interact with iPads. Many other interesting areas to see.

Mar 21, 2015
Field Trip to the Art Institute of Chicago
Mar 28 & 29, 2015
Breakfast & Lunch with the Bunny

Hippity-hoppity to the Zoo and dine with the Easter Bunny!

Apr 4, 2015
Egg Day

Kids age 8 and under can search for special Easter-themed tokens and redeem them for sweet treats! Join a parade with the Easter Bunny and his costumed character friends. Many other FUN activities!

Apr 24, 2015
Zootastic!
May 2, 2015
Field Trip to the Brookfield Zoo
May 10, 2015
Mother's Day at the Zoo

Treat mom special on Mother’s Day with a Zoo visit! All moms receive FREE admission. (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

May 16 & 17, 2015
Party for the Planet

What does it really mean to go “Green” and why is it so important to our planet and its natural resources? Find out these answers and many more through a variety of activities!

May 23 through Sep 4, 2015
Kohl's Wild Theater Summer Performances at the Zoo
May 23 through Sep 7, 2015
Expedition Dinosaur

Tour this special outdoor exhibit, complete with moving, and sometimes spitting, robotic, life-sized dinosaur models. Sound effects included! ($2.50 per person)

May 30 & 31, 2015
Scouting the Zoo

Three Harbors Council Boy Scouts have learned some very special skills and this weekend will showcase the skills through special demonstrations.

Jun 1 through Aug 13, 2015
Summer Camps
Jun 2 through Jun 4, 2015
Food Truck Safari & Zoological Society Special Exhibit Preview

Includes free admission for Zoo Pass members to the Zoo's special summer exhibit, Expedition Dinosaur, 5-9 p.m.

Jun 21, 2015
Father's Day at the Zoo

Now it’s dad’s turn… Treat dad special on Father’s Day with a Zoo visit! All dads receive FREE admission. (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Jun 24, 2015 & Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015
Sunset Zoofari

Dance the night away to popular live bands on the Zoo’s Flamingo Patio, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. See the animals at night!

Jun 27, 2015
Zoo Ball
Jul 7, 9 & 10, 2015
Kids' Nights
Jul 27, 2015
Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament
Aug 12 through Aug 15, 2015
Snooze at the Zoo
Aug 20 through Aug 23, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte at the Zoo

"Feast with the Beasts" and enjoy scrumptious food from local restaurants. See popular, national and local live bands performing throughout the Zoo.

Aug 29, 2015
Animal Safari
Sep 4, 2015
Senior Celebration

FREE admission for our young-at-heart, age 55 and over, visitors! Meet with health and wellness exhibitors, dance to music from the past or join a 1-mile walk through Zoo grounds. (Regular parking and concession fees apply.)

Sep 12 & 13, 2015
Family Farm Weekend

Enter the milk chugging contest with others in your age group! Visit our Farmer’s Market. Watch cooking demonstrations. Kids can compete in the tractor-pull contest. So many farm & family-friendly activities to enjoy!

Sep 13, 2015
Ride on the Wild Side Bike Ride
Sep 19, 2015
Elephant Appreciation Day

Learn all about the earth’s largest land mammal. Special events are designed to spread awareness and highlight the conservation efforts for these majestic, endangered animals. Tour the elephant barn!

Oct 10, 2015
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Oct 16 & 17, 2015
Boo at the Zoo

Visit our pumpkin patch filled with hand-carved, glowing pumpkins. Ride the "Raven's Rail" train. Enjoy many scary, family-friendly but ghoulishly fun activities. (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Oct 17, 2015
Wolf Awareness Day

Can you howl like a wolf? Test your skills in our howling contest. Learn about the significant role wolves play in our ecosystem. Make wolf-inspired crafts.

Oct 22, 2015
Zoo Brew
Oct 23 & 24, 2015
Halloween Spooktacular

Trick-or-treat through the Zoo! March in our Halloween costume parade. Watch our animals enjoy treat-filled pumpkins. Oct. 23 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 24 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Nov 7, 2015
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Nov 14, 2015
Holiday Field Trip to Woodfield Mall and Ikea in Schaumburg, Ill.
Dec 5, 2015
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2015
Breakfast & Lunch with Santa

Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews. Dine with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Participate in holiday music sing-a-longs. A special gift for each child!

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