Brookfield Zoo’s Boo
Bring the family to world famous Brookfield Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo October 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
Boo at the Zoo, a not-so-scary Halloween event, has something for every ghost and goblin in the family. Aside from the special activities, your loved ones can visit your favorite animal friends.
Enjoy the Candy Stations, the Haunted Hayride, the Creepy Cowboy Carousel, the Crazed Maize Corn Maze, decorate a Spookie Cookie, the Giant Pumpkin Carver, the Pumpkin Smasher (every hour on the hour), the Bat Zoo Chat at the Australia House, the Wolf Zoo Chat – at Wolf Woods, the Bird Eating Spider Zoo Chat at the Hamill Family Play Zoo, the Wolf Zoo Chat at the Hamill Family Play Zoo, the Bird-Eating Zoo Chat at the Swamp, the Large Snake Zoo Chat at Feathers and Scales, the Bat Zoo Chat at the Hamill Family Play Zoo, the daily Costume Parade (Starts in front of Discovery Center, ends on the West Mall), the Pumpkins to the Animals events, and the Costume Contest!
The Brookfield Zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield. For a schedule of events and tickets to Boo at the Zoo, go online to https://www.czs.org/boo and follow the prompts. The Chicago Zoological Society offers free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo’s admission booths will be admitted free of charge.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Brookfield Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.