Throw Your Child a Memorable Brookfield Zoo Birthday Party

Two young boys play in a park at sunset before attending a Brookfield Zoo Birthday Party

Is there anything better than a birthday party where the guests of honor (other than the birthday kid) are lions, giraffes, tigers, and capybaras? The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago is an incredible place for an adventure any day of the year, but even more special when it becomes the setting for an exciting birthday party. If your child’s birthday is approaching and you’re looking for a way to make it unforgettable, throw them a Brookfield Zoo birthday party that they – and their guests – will remember forever! 

About A Brookfield Zoo Birthday Party

8400 31st Street (1st Avenue and 31st Street), Brookfield, IL 60513

Brookfield Zoo is an incredible institution dedicated to animal care and conservation. Since opening in 1934, they’ve had an international reputation for excellence in treating their furry, feathered, and scaly residents. They’ve also achieved some pretty remarkable zoological feats in their nearly 100 years of service, including caring for the first panda in a US zoo in 1937 and welcoming the first black rhino born in a zoo in 1941. 

In 2022, the Brookfield Zoo became Humane Certified by the American Humane Association, a prestigious recognition for their expert care of their animals and the quality of habitats they are provided. Today, the zoo is home to over 3,400 animals of over 500 species from all around the world! When you visit, you can see animals like African Lions, polar bears, giraffes, rhinos, kangaroos, hippos, and so many more – all right here in Chicago! 

A young boy in a green plaid shirt smiles while standing in a grassy park


Brookfield Zoo birthday parties are the perfect way to treat your birthday kid and their favorite people on a trip to one of the country’s best zoos. Recommended for kids ages 3 – 11, their birthday parties come with plenty of perks that will even save you time and effort throughout the planning process. 

When you book a party, you’ll get to use their Bramsen Picnic Pavilion as a gathering place for an hour and a half. They have three preset party times throughout the day, ensuring everything runs according to plan and your party gets the focused fun it deserves! Indoor spaces are also available in case of inclement weather or for winter parties. Their parties require a minimum of 15 guests and a maximum of 40 – but if your guest list exceeds 40, they have other event spaces and a full catering menu you can use for an epic celebration. 

Your party package includes a full-day admission ticket for every one of your guests. They are welcome to attend the party earlier in the day to spend extra time with the animals. Feel free to make the most of your zoo visit following your reserved party time, too! Additionally, your admission includes pizza, cookies, soft drinks for your guests, plates, napkins, and a special gift for the birthday kid of honor. 

A young boy in a brown sweater stands in a park in fall with hands behind him before a Brookfield Zoo Birthday Party


Want to make your child’s birthday party even MORE exciting?! Take advantage of party add-ons like the famous Carousel, Dolphins in Action, the Hamill Family Play Zoo, and more. You can also book specialists like face painters and strolling magicians for an extra special touch. Talk to Brookfield Zoo’s sales manager to discuss your pricing options and see which one best fits your budget and your birthday party vision!

Brookfield Zoo Birthday Party

A Brookfield Zoo birthday party is an amazing way to celebrate the birthday kid in your life. Make some amazing memories wandering the zoo, learning about all the ways you can protect our planet, and, best of all, seeing your child’s face light up again and again and again. 

As your due date approaches, don’t forget to schedule your maternity and newborn photoshoots! You may not think you need them, but you’ll thank me later when you look back on these fleeting moments with beautiful, timeless photos.

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