Join the Illinois State University Alumni Association for Redbird Day at Brookfield Zoo. Kick the morning off with a continental breakfast featuring our favorite bird, Reggie!

After breakfast, Redbirds can fly all over the zoo as they enjoy the day visiting Malaya the Snow Leopard (pictured above), Cinnamon the Llama, Jim the Grizzly Bear, Tapeko the Dolphin, and more. Spend time exploring The Living Coast, The Swamp, Wolf Woods, or one of the other 18 areas. Plus, guests can find over 40 life-like animatronic dinosaurs zoo-wide as part of the Dinos Everywhere Exhibit.

Saturday, August 14
9-11 a.m., Breakfast at Brookfield Zoo’s Savannah Ballroom
9:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Time to explore the Brookfield Zoo

Costs are $18 for adults or $14 for kids (3-11) and seniors (65+) and include parking, all-day admission to the zoo and continental breakfast. Park attractions are not included and some are not currently operating. Register by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29 online or by calling the Alumni Engagement Office at (309) 438-2586.

Prices are the same for Brookfield Zoo season ticket holders interested in the breakfast with Reggie. For season ticket holders not interested in breakfast but wanting to attend the event, there is no charge but registration is required.

Masks are required in all buildings at Brookfield Zoo.