Zoo Lab at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo has developed many tools to assist educators in sharing information about animals, science, and caring - the things that form the basis of conservation at the zoo and in the wild. We encourage educators to use the information gathered by the zoo to share concepts about data gathering and scientific research, and to use the zoo's charismatic animals to help inspire excitement for learning.

Bug Activities

Introduce your class to the exciting world of bugs through easy, simple and fun bug activities.

Connections Classes

Bring your class to Brookfield Zoo to experience hands-on learning utilizing our live animals, artifacts, and biofacts

View the Classroom Connections catalog online.


Covering a wide range of ages and subjects. 

Zoo Talks

Special talks on zoo topics that will engage and inspire your students.

Teacher Workshops

Be informed, entertained and engaged by these special workshops just for teachers. Plus you can get ISBE credit and even college credit.

Field Trips

Bring your lessons to life with a field trip to Brookfield Zoo.