There are many family-friendly events which take place during Chicago’s fall season, some of the best being Brookfield Zoo’s Halloween activities. The Zoo, which is conveniently located 5 minutes away from our Chicago Hillside Hotel, is a popular destination for travelers looking to take part in some seasonal fun for the whole family. Since its opening in 1934, the Brookfield Zoo has been a center for both learning and engagement for children and adults alike and has been a tourist destination of note for people visiting Chicago from all over the world.
The zoo has plenty to offer all year round, but its Halloween events are a must-see for all of our Hillside Hotel guests visiting the area in October. If you’re interested in some scarier fun for older kids and adults, we recommend checking out the zoo’s Creatures of the Night exhibits which take place from Friday to Sunday between 6:30 and 10:30 pm starting on the 14th. The events feature a haunted tram as well as a, “Trail of Terror” a weather-friendly live action drama guaranteed to give you and your whole family some festive thrills and chills.
If you’re looking for some not-so-scary entertainment for young ones of all ages, you should definitely stop by, “Boo! at the Zoo.” The exhibit takes place on Saturdays and Sundays starting on the 22nd of October and continuing up until Halloween and has everything from costume parades (at 1:00pm daily) to a haunted carousel and a costume contest complete with prizes. This event will certainly give youngsters a Halloween they won’t forget anytime soon!
If you’ll be in the Chicago area this month, then you don’t want to miss this great family tourist destination. The Brookfield Zoo is open from 10:00 am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (which the exception of the Creatures of the Night exhibit) and from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission varies, but if you stop by on a Tuesday or Thursday from now until December 31, 2011 you can receive free admission as part of the zoo’s off-season promotion.
Hotel & Chicago Brookfield Zoo Package
If you’re going to be staying at our Hillside hotel, why don’t you take a look at our Brookfield Zoo Package? The package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast, 4 general admission tickets to the zoo, free parking as well as lots of other discounts and freebies while you’re at the park. Keep checking our blog for more family-friendly events located near our Chicago Hillside Hotel and make sure to contact us today so we can help you make your next visit to Chicago the best one yet!