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There was no other place I wanted to go to more as a kid than the Brookfield Zoo. In fact, blowing out the candles on my birthday cake involved wishing for my mom to take me to the zoo. That’s before I got smart and starting wishing for a dog. Over the past couple of years the zoo has started implementing a lot of new exhibits and homes for the animals. The best part of the zoo is that you’ll never see the same thing twice. The animals are always up to something.
The last two weekends in April promise to be green in the Chicagoland in so many ways with trees budding and unfurling their leaves and both Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in full swing around the city and suburbs. Mark your calendars for Earth Day Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day Friday, April 27, and take a peak below to plan out how to celebrate our great Earth with the kiddos while teaching them ways to be good stewards of our precious resources.
Brookfield Zoo announced this week that a black-footed cat has been born at the zoo for the first time ver.
A baby aardvark is the newest resident of Brookfield Zoo.
You could spend a small fortune going to a movie or sending the kids to day camp, but we’ve compiled a list of free, inexpensive and exciting activities to take you through the weekend. Be sure to double check the website for what’s included. You may still need to pay for special activities or parking. So pack up the kids and pack a lunch and have a great winter break.
Since 1993, the Groundhog Day holiday has enjoyed renewed interest due to the namesake cult film starring the very excellent Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors. While Punxsatawney, PA gets most the national attention on the day itself, the actual location of the filming of Groundhog Day is our very own Woodstock, IL. Murray was the star, but the town itself plays a major role…
I want you to know, a lot has changed since my last date guide. I’m not the amateurish schmuck I was when I wrote that dating guide. I’m a totally new schmuck. I am more mature and ready to tell you about some of the best winter date spots that exist in this fine city.
There is a new addition at Brookfield Zoo this holiday season.
Here’s a guide of the Best Santa’s to visit in the Chicago area – and where and when you can bring your kids of all ages to sit on his lap.
A newborn dolphin died within moments of his birth at Brookfield Zoo early Sunday morning.
ComEd’s tree-trimming operations have been providing what some might consider an unlikely benefit to the animals at the Brookfield Zoo.
A 4-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin died Monday at the Brookfield Zoo.
Labor Day weekend is upon us! From festivals to music, the city and suburbs are full of things to do.
A boy, now 18 years old, owes his life to the maternal instincts of a gorilla at Brookfield Zoo.
The animals at Brookfield Zoo are getting a special treat to beat the heat.
A hospice patient with a passion for exotic animals is about to have a dream fulfilled.
One year has passed since Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg was shot and killed with his own gun.
Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St., Brookfield, Ill. Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Indoor Animal Exhibits close one half hour before the zoo closes. General Admission Adults: […]
Groundhog Day is Wednesday, just in time for what could be a foot or more of snow.