| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Tribune reporter Christopher Borrelli's excellent story about the groundbreaking work of Sarah Feliciano, Matthew Owens and their Brookfield Zoo colleagues ("Meet the team that designs toys for Brookfield Zoo's animals," Arts & Entertainment, Aug. 17)...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
For the legions of kids who adore them, the Kratt Brothers are easy to tell apart. Martin wears the blue shirt. Chris is the one in green.
The zoologist brothers have been making and starring in children's educational television since their first...
| Aug 17, 2014
Martin and Chris Kratt — better known as the Kratt Brothers — will bring their "Amazon Adventures" show to the Brookfield Zoo Saturday and Aug. 24. The brothers, creators and executive producers of the hit PBS Kids animated wildlife series...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A gas leak outside of Brookfield Zoo has been stopped and authorities said repairs to it will be finished by midnight, officials said.
Zoo spokeswoman Sondra Katzen said they are planning to be open for business Saturday.
No people or animals were...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:12 PM
The main parking lot of Brookfield Zoo was closed today after a construction crew hit a gas line, officials said.
No injuries were reported when workers hit the line around 10:30 am. at 31st Street and Golf View Road in the west suburb, according to zoo...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For as long as she can remember, Nava Greenblatt has been fascinated by animal behavior.
"Watching animals interact with other (animals or people) or with their environment is so interesting," she said. "It's hard to tear myself away."
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:30 PM
When you enter Brookfield Zoo, it seems as if the big fountain on the broad, open plaza, the one surrounded by circular pathways, ought to be the center of things.
But development in the west suburban animal park has been mostly to the west, so that...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday.
Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place.
To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building.
| May 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...