Brookfield Zoo “Boo! at the Zoo.”


Brookfield Zoo “Boo! at the Zoo.”

Come for the boos and stay for the animals at the Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo, October 18-19 or 25-26, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Boo at the Zoo invites the spooks and monsters at your house to howl with the monkeys and yowl with the lions! It’s all in good fun!

We dare you to find your way out of the Boo! at the Zoo “Crazy Maize” corn maze! Root for the poor pumpkin or cheer for the “Pumpkin Smasher!” Ride the “Creepy Cowboy Carousel!” Watch a professional pumpkin carver make 1,000 jack-o’-lanterns! Take a ride on the “Haunted Hayride.” Make your own scarecrow at the Hamill Family Play Zoo!

The kids can participate in the 1:00 pm Costume Parade, from the north to the west malls. The Costume Showcase will offer prizes for best animal themed costume, scariest, most original and best group. There will be several pumpkin patches (zoo animals will have their own pumpkins) and Zoo Chats throughout the day.

And, of course, wander through one of the great zoos of the world! Special attractions include Dolphins in Action and the Hamill Family Play Zoo.

The Brookfield Zoo is located at 3300 Golf Road in Brookfield. For more information call (708) 688-8000.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes from the Brookfield Zoo, provides 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.