Walk on the wild side this month in Chicago

Imagine our surpise (and delight) when we glanced over June’s calendar and found a heavy dose of animal-themed events. From a bird-day celebration for the Brookfield Zoo’s cockatoo to pets on parade in LaGrange, June offers a menagerie of fur, feather and fun!

From a bird-day celebration for the Brookfield Zoo’s cockatoo to pets on parade in LaGrange, June offers a menagerie of fur, feather and fun!

LaGrange Pet Parade

Featuring marching bands, kids showcasing their pets (participate and have a chance to win one of the many prizes), floats and clowns. Visit our The Pet Parade Facebook page, Eventbrite page, or email johnna@greatevent.com for participation registration.


Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Play Zoo 10th Anniversary Celebration

Festivities feature performances by popular children’sentertainers, crafts, nature play activities, games, animal ZooChats, and much more. Admission to the Hamill Family Play Zoo willbe free. For further information, visit www.CZS.org/Events or call(708) 688-8000.


Cookie Cockatoo’s 79th Birthday Celebration

Cookie, the only animal from the zoo’s original 1934 collection,will make a special appearance at the Reptiles andBirds exhibit. Sing Happy Birthday and sign hisbirthday card.


Whales: Giants of the Deep

Immerse yourself in the world of whales through a blend ofscience and storytelling., Hear whale songs and South Pacificlegends. See whale skeletons and artifacts, and take a virtualplunge into the sea to hunt giant squid.




Firefly Fever

Discover facts and features of the summer’s glowinginsect. Use flashlights to play firefly games, set up fireflyexperiments and try to catch these fiery floaters. Aug. 3 and11.



Meet the Beekeepers

Learn about the important role that bees serve in our foodsupply, and see how beekeeping equipment is used.


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