Brookfield Zoo to hold hourly prize drawings on Giving Tuesday Nov. 29

  • As part of its conservation programs, Brookfield Zoo partners with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in rearing and releasing endangered Blanding's turtles into local wetlands.

      As part of its conservation programs, Brookfield Zoo partners with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in rearing and releasing endangered Blanding's turtles into local wetlands. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, September 2020

 
 
Updated 11/14/2022 3:52 PM

Giving Tuesday is a global celebration that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday to shift the focus onto what's important this holiday season: giving back.

Whether you're a zoo member, guest, or simply someone passionate about animal conservation, you are an instrumental part of what makes Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society a world-class institution. Share your passion for animals by caring for exotic and endangered species from around the globe. Their day-to-day care is only possible through your continuous support.

 

On Giving Tuesday Nov. 29, consider donating to the Chicago Zoological Society and Brookfield Zoo.

Every hour between 9 a.m. and 5 pm. CST, they will be picking a winner at random from the pool of donors who gave at least $10 in that specific time period:

• 9 to 10 a.m., a set of 2022 Mold-A-Rama holiday molds;

• 10 to 11 a.m., a Penguin Encounter for four people;

• 11 a.m. to noon, a Penguin feeding for two people;

• Noon to 1 p.m., Meet a Program Animal Experience for four people;

• 1 to 2 p.m., two complimentary VIP tickets to HOWL, an evening of music, food, and small bites;

• 2 to 3 p.m., an Animal Adoption and Animal Care Staff Chat;

• 3 to 4 p.m., a pair of animal paintings and bios of the artists;

• 4 to 5 p.m., two complimentary tickets to Wines in the Wild, the annual wine tasting event.

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Only donations made via www.czs.org/GivingTuesdayon Tuesday, Nov. 29 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST are eligible for drawings.

Donors who give at least $10 within each specific time period will be included in each hourly drawing.

Donors can give as often as they like but entries will reset with each hour. Donors are welcome to give less than $10 but will not be included in drawings.

Winners will be notified privately as well as on social media. Zoo experience prizes do not include transportation to/from zoo or accommodations.

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