Family Fun in Brookfield

Brookfield is home to an internationally acclaimed zoo and the world’s largest video arcade making it the perfect place for family fun. 

Brookfield Zoo, located at 8400 31st Street, has been a family favorite for generations. But if you want to go beyond the ordinary zoo visit, the zoo offers several backstage adventures.

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You can feed the giraffes. Stop by Habitat Africa and deliver up some delicious greens that our resident giraffes will take right from your hand. No reservation required!

Would your little one like to be a zookeeper? Or maybe a veterinarian? Maybe they'd like to be an animal themselves? Hamill Family Play Zoo is the place for them! Here, kids will have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with animals. They can track animal prints, get up close and personal with some of our animals, and help build animal homes! And that's just scratching the surface. There are tons of things to do and animals to see here at the Hamill Family Play Zoo.

Want to get up close with Brookfield Zoo's resident Humboldt penguins? Interact with the zoo’s ambassador penguins while learning about their behavior, fun facts, and details of our conservation work in Peru.

Galloping Ghost Arcade, located at 9415 Ogden Avenue, with more than 660 video games is the world’s largest video arcade. Here you can play games for as long as you want without worrying about your wallet because they have a flat rate of $20 for unlimited play.

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Play something new (or old) at Galloping Ghost

Be sure to check out the new Galloping Ghost Pinball, located at 9213 Ogden Avenue. This new arcade features lots of popular and rare pinball machines.

For a musical adventure for the kids, try Ms. Clara’s Joyful Learning Center. Located at 9213 Broadway Avenue, Ms. Clara’s is a filled with music, art, and dance for children from four months old through kindergarten.

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A veritable symphony at Ms. Clara's

Brookfield also has great family-friendly events throughout the year. From the summer concert series in Kiwanis Park and the annual Farmers Market to the Brookfield Fine Art Fest and Bike Brookfield, there’s always something going on for families.

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