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Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2019, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Location: Discovery Center

To honor the men and women who have proudly served our nation, the Chicago Zoological Society invites the public to a special Veterans Day ceremony at Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center. On Veterans Day admission to the zoo is FREE for all guests (parking fees still apply)

Schedule of Activities:
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
– A display of Military Memorabilia in the Founders Room in the Discovery Center
– A Military Vehicle Display at the Discovery Center Plaza
– Learn about the Cook County Military and Honor Flight Chicago

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Ambassador Animals

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a performance by the Legacy Girls

1:00 to 1:15 p.m. See the posting of colors, a performance of the National Anthem, and remarks by Chicago Zoological Society president, Dr. Stuart Strahl.

1:15 to 2:00 p.m. Jesse White Tumblers


November 11, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Brookfield Zoo
8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513 United States
(708) 688-8000

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