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First Responders Day

August 27, 2023, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Included in general admission

Join Brookfield Zoo in celebrating and showing appreciation for firefighters, EMS workers, police officers, and other first responders on Sunday, August 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those entering the zoo’s south gate will pass under an American flag displayed between ladder trucks from Brookfield and Riverside’s fire departments.

At the zoo’s Roosevelt Fountain guests can meet with representatives from approximately 30 agencies from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, who will be on hand to showcase the vehicles and equipment they use to keep their communities safe.

Zoo goers can take photos with first responders as well as meet K-9 and therapy dogs from Cook County and Brookfield Zoo’s own K9 police dogs. Youngsters will receive special giveaways (while supplies last) to remember their day.


August 27, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Included in general admission
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Brookfield Zoo
8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513 United States
(708) 688-8000
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