# Brookfield zoo
What's happening at the Brookfield Zoo this summer? Free days for kids and a baby tapir
On August 1, 2, and 3, children ages 11 and under can get free admission to the zoo. Brookfield Zoo's Hamill Family Wild EncountersImage by Jim Schulz/CZS-Brookfield Zoo. (CHICAGO) Summer is winding down, and school will start soon, but there still is time to fit in some fun summer activities. The Brookfield Zoo has a lot happening for families this summer, including three free days in August.
Check out these cute pics of animals at Brookfield Zoo celebrating the 4th of July
Several animals at the zoo received Fourth of July-themed special treats in celebration of Independence Day. Allie, the bottlenose dolphin enjoys an enrichment treat.photo by Cathy Bazzoni/CZS-Brookfield Zoo.
Ice AGE Giants Exhibit: Brookfield Zoo
Date: April 1, 2022 Through October 30, 2022 During the last major ice age, which peaked about 20,000 years ago, our human ancestors were living alongside enormous animals that had made Earth their home for millions of years. They died off in a mass extinction about 10,000 years ago. This summer, Brookfield Zoo and Dino Don Inc. are unleashing more than 20 life-sized, animatronic re-creations of giants that had roamed North America and Eurasia during the Ice Age.
Head to Brookfield Zoo to relive the past when mighty ice giants walked the earth
Take the kids to Brookfield Zoo this spring break to see the ancient Ice Age giants, and learn how climate change and other factors led to their extinction. The smilodon, a saber-toothed cat.Cathy Bazzoni courtesy of CZS-Brookfield Zoo.
Check out these animals eating popcorn on National Popcorn Day at the Brookfield Zoo
Zachary the gorilla reaches for popcornBrookfield Zoo. (CHICAGO) You may have missed National Popcorn Day this past Wednesday, January 19th. But zookeepers at the Brookfield Zoo remembered to celebrate. And they did so by letting popcorn rain down on the western lowland gorillas.