Posts in category "Brookfield Zoo"

The Cheapest Way to Visit Brookfield Zoo: Hidden Perks of Membership

Brookfield Zoo is one of the most popular and beloved family hotspots in Chicagoland, but it is not a cheap place to experience. Parking starts at $10 a car and admission is $15 an adult and $10.50 a kid, so the costs add up quickly when visiting with a family. After you take out a... Read more »

The Best Chicago Winter 2014 Activities for Kids & Families

It’s been a hard, snowy winter in Chicago, or Chiberia as it is now called, but there are still fun Chicago winter 2014 activities you could be enjoying with your family. This is the point in winter where cabin fever hits its peak. The warm months of spring still seem to be an eternity away, and... Read more »

Brookfield Zoo Quietly Kills a Chicago Halloween Tradition

Rumors that Brookfield Zoo will not host its hard-ticketed after-hours Halloween event Creatures of the Night this year, even after stunning popularity last year, have been confirmed as true. Although there was no mention that last year’s event was the last, the zoo has confirmed that the event will not run again this year. The... Read more »
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5 Fun Family Fall Activities This Weekend

Looking for a fun way to spend this warm weekend around Chicago? Well, here are five fun activities that can help you get out and enjoy the weather this weekend around Chicagoland. 1. Brookfield Zoo: While Boo at the Zoo does not start until October 19th, Brookfield Zoo is still a top pick for this... Read more »

What to see, what to skip at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is an iconic Chicago tradition, but it isn’t a cheap one. As the summer days wind down and back to school approaches, you may want to eek out one last sunny summer day at the zoo. Brookfield Zoo is huge, and it’s nearly impossible to see and do everything in one day. In... Read more »

Brookfield Zoo Mourns Loss of Dolphin Calf

Zookeepers at Brookfield Zoo are mourning the loss of a dolphin calf. The calf was born on August 2nd to a 26-year-old dolphin named Allie. After being proudly featured at a press release on Wednesday, the baby dolphin began to rapidly decline in health. Despite diligent efforts by the staff to keep her alive, which... Read more »
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Three Hot Outdoor Family Activities for the Cool Weekend

Three Hot Outdoor Family Activities for the Cool Weekend
This weekend is shaping up to be beautiful with cool temperatures and low humidity in Chicago, making it the perfect time to hit some Chicagoland must do’s for this summer. Here are the top three picks for summertime fun that are made even better by the wonderful weather:   1. Brookfield Zoo The zoo has... Read more »

Take Mom Outdoors

Mother’s Day is May 12, 2013, and there is still time to plan a wonderful nature-filled afternoon with mom. Both Chicago and the Chicago suburbs have numerous events that focus on spending time outdoors with the special mom in your life.   River Forest: Woodland Walk on Mother’s Day From 1:00-2:00 pm the Trailside Museum... Read more »

Dinosaurs Alive! Returns to Brookfield Zoo with Feathered Family Fun

Check out some prehistoric fun as dinosaurs return to the Brookfield Zoo this weekend, at the Dinosaurs Alive! Exhibit. If you missed this exhibit a few years ago, don’t miss out again as it returns for the 2013 season. The exhibit is nestled in a wooded trail and provides up-close and personal views of life-sized... Read more »
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