News Release

May 24, 2012

Contact : Sondra Katzen
Chicago Zoological Society

Note: A photo of the Kratt Brothers may be downloaded at

Renowned PBS Children’s Entertainers, the Kratt Brothers, Perform at Brookfield Zoo
Free Concerts on June 10

Brookfield, Ill.—Kids of all ages can enjoy a wildly fun-filled day during special performances by renowned “creature adventurers” Martin and Chris Kratt from the wildly popular PBS show “Wild Kratts,” which airs Mondays-Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on WTTW 11. The event will take place on Sunday, June 10, on Brookfield Zoo’s West Mall and feature two performances at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The performances will teach children about rare wildlife behaviors as the Kratt Brothers re-create one of their adventures in the wild and teach the audience the sounds of the animals they met on their travels. The Kratt Brothers will host an autograph session following the 1:00 p.m. performance.

The shows are free with regular zoo admission of $15 for adults and $10.50 for children ages 3 to 11 and seniors 65 and over. Children 2 and under are free. Parking is $10. Due to the Kratt Brothers popularity, those planning on visiting the zoo on June, should consider taking public transportation. For further information, visit or call (708) 688-8000

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, inspires conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located off First Avenue between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and is also accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service. For further information, visit
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