Zoos Go Blue with Autism Speaks @ Brookfield Zoo · Apr 2, 2017

Developmental Differences

Kick off Autism Awareness month by joining Autism Speaks this Sunday, April 2nd from 10-4 at the Brookfield Zoo for the annual Zoos Go Blue event. 

To enhance the zoo experience for families with a family member on the autism spectrum, the zoo offers several adaptive tools that can be downloaded from the zoo’s website prior to a visit. These include a visual schedule, which can help prepare a guest for what his or her visit will entail. Parents can also access a social story about the zoo’s Living Coast exhibit, which can help prepare a child for what he or she will see and may feel when visiting this exhibit.

The zoo also has several BZ Care Kits that can be checked out during a zoo visit. These kits are designed for guests with sensory disabilities and include noise-reducing headphones, hard copies of visual schedules, autism stickers, and safety alert badges and ID bracelets in case a child gets separated from his or her family.

Call ahead to find out what exhibits are busy or closed, where there are quiet places to sit, and when is the best time to visit.

Autism Speaks is grateful to continue to partner with the Brookfield Field Zoo as part of the Zoos Go Blue Campaign to spread awareness, acceptance and understanding of autism. We celebrate the unique talents and skills of people with autism and honor the families and loved ones who support them.

This is an external partner event. For more information and to RSVP please contact the business directly using the contact information below.


Location: Brookfield Zoo
Address: Brookfield Zoo , 8400 W 31st St
Brookfield, 60513
When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM · Apr 2, 2017
Who: Members & Non-Members - Children welcome
Parking: Parking available and free if you mention Autism Speaks
Cost: Free if you mention Autism Speaks

No RSVP required. 

Coordinator: Colleen Shinn
Email: colleen.shinn@autismspeaks.org
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