4/1/2022 to 10/1/2022

Ice Age Giants

Brookfield Zoo
First Avenue and 31st Street
Brookfield 60513
(708) 485-0263

During the last major ice age, which peaked about 20,000 years ago, our human ancestors were living alongside enormous animals that had made Earth their home for millions of years. They died off in a mass extinction about 10,000 years ago. This summer, Brookfield Zoo and Dino Don Inc. are unleashing more than 20 life-sized, animatronic re-creations of giants that had roamed North America and Eurasia during the Ice Age.

Adding to the life-like effect, parts of the animals – including the head, eyes, mouth, and tail – move as they did in real life. The display's creator, Don Lessem, CEO of Dino Don, Inc., has been digging, reconstructing, writing about, and roboticizing dinosaurs and other creatures from the past for 30 years. Junior paleontologists can be like Don and dig for fossils in a 64-square-foot dig pit.

Time: During regular hours

Cost: Regular admission applies

Ages: All ages


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