CORPORATE PARTNERship opportunities

Brookfield Zoo Chicago offers unique partnership options to meet the diverse goals of corporate philanthropy and marketing. Read on for information!

Interested in learning more about becoming a Corporate Partner? Please contact the Development Department at 708-688-8191.


Brookfield Zoo Chicago visitors are affected by animals in a profound way, which is why among conservation organizations, zoos have the best ability to attract and inspire vast numbers of people. In Brookfield Zoo Chicago’s environment of natural beauty, sponsor messages can be delivered in a high-quality manner to more than 1.6 million people each year. 
Connect with your customers through one of Chicagoland’s most prestigious attractions, where guests enjoy fabulous special events, and are inspired by our spectacular animal adventures every day of the year. Brookfield Zoo Chicago offers opportunities to sponsor public events, animal exhibits, seasonal attractions and stand-alone activities like sweepstakes, product sampling, brand building, community support/service and more. 
Partnering with Brookfield Zoo Chicago allows you to achieve your marketing objectives while showing your support in a natural environment, unmarred by corporate clutter. Whatever your objectives, the zoo can tailor a program to meet your goals. Brookfield Zoo Chicago seeks to develop long-lasting relationships with companies which share not only our demographic, but also our core values of conserving and protecting our planet and the creatures that live on it. 
Brookfield Zoo Chicago guests leave inspired to do their part for conservation, education and the future of our planet
At Brookfield Zoo Chicago, we are committed to delivering customizable marketing solutions and partnerships to help companies:
•Increase brand awareness and visibility with our two million-plus annual visitors, through on-site activation, in-park signage campaigns, digital media inclusion, and more
•Generate sales leads and strengthen brand equity in the Chicagoland area
•Target key demographics, reach new audiences, and build goodwill with customers
•Contribute to important wildlife education and conservation efforts
•Engage, motivate, and reward employees and their families 

Click here for some of our opportunities for sponsorship:
Zoo Events
Zoo Attractions

For more information, please email



Brookfield Zoo Chicago's corporate membership offers attractive membership opportunities from $5,000 to $25,000. As a Corporate Partner, your company has access to a wide range of benefits designed to help you build relationships with clients, gain visibility within the community, and provide employees with a family-friendly destination for fun excursions.
Moreover, your support of Brookfield Zoo Chicago—an inspiring and accessible place where people learn about the natural world—demonstrates your community leadership and shows your employees and peers that you are a caring and responsible company. Like you, we are proud to be a part of the fabric of Chicago and its suburbs
We cordially invite you to join this influential group of corporate leaders through our corporate membership program.
Exclusive Benefits Just for You
As a Corporate Partner, you are part of a select group that provides critical support for Brookfield Zoo Chicago. Corporate partnerships start at $5,000 and offer a wide range of perks, including:
•Corporate Family Day – includes free admission for employees and up to four guests, as well as free parking
•Complimentary admission to Brookfield Zoo Chicago for your employees, executives, and clients
•Discounts on individual and family memberships
•General admission passes
•Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours
•Customized employee engagement opportunities
•Discounts on Gateways member magazine advertising
•And more!

Start your corporate partnership today and enjoy the benefits of a partnership with Brookfield Zoo Chicago.

FY2024 Corporate Partners (April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024)

We are grateful to our corporate champions, whose partnership is a testament to their passionate dedication to the environment, community outreach, and conservation.

Airport Electric Co.
American Agricultural Insurance Company
AMSTED Industries
Bank of America
Baxter International Inc.
CNA Insurance
Edwin Hancock Engineering Co.
GFL Environmental
Jel Sert Company
Jewel-Osco Distribution Center
Midwest Energy Inc.
Molex Incorporated
Millennium Trust Company
Nationwide Transportation
Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co.
Northern Trust
Old Republic International Corporation
Sahara Enterprises, Inc.
Silbrico Corporation

Interested in learning more about becoming a Corporate Partner?  Please email: for more information.





We offer advertising space in our Gateways quarterly member’s publication to local businesses to help underwrite the expense of the magazine. The publication has a distribution of more than 116,000-member households.
Please click this link for more information: Gateways webpage.


Brookfield Zoo Chicago offers Corporate Partners and Donors customized volunteer opportunities for employees which include: assistance with events such as Zoo Run and Boo! at the Zoo, holiday lights project, and other opportunities to meet your corporate needs.


The Chicago Zoological Society Associates (CZS Associates) is a group of young professional volunteers and a great way for your company’s employees to engage with the Brookfield Zoo Chicago.
Click here for more information: CZS Associates webpage


King Conservation Leadership Academy: The King Conservation Leadership Academy combines informal, experiential science education with community-based civic engagement, facilitating racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse voices in conservation and empowering children and families to define conservation in ways meaningful and relevant to them.

We foster the development of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) skills and conservation awareness by engaging young children in nature as early as possible and with children and families throughout their hands-on, educational journey.

King Academy programs are targeted to residents of six local underserved communities: the
Chicago neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin (81% Latinx), Fuller Park (90% African American),
Englewood (95% African American), and Pilsen (70% Latinx), and the Cook County suburbs of Cicero (90% Latinx) and Melrose Park (75% Latinx).
Click here for more information about our King Academy programs: King Academy webpage

Institute of Science Teaching Excellence improves school science teaching throughout Illinois by providing educators with guidance to teach inquiry-based science and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), developing classroom practices that support high-level student engagement in science. The Institute serves teachers from schools throughout Illinois, including Chicago Public Schools and suburban public, private, and parochial schools.
Click here for more information: ISTE webpage
Zoo for All: Access and Inclusion Programs builds an inclusive conservation movement and cultivates a holistic approach to programming, providing opportunities that bring meaningful change to the lives of people with disabilities.