Chicago Sights: Nature Cat Parties for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo

My kids like Nature Cat just a little bit. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a brand new show that airs on PBS Kids and it’s fantastic when it comes to everything nature, and Earth. Whenever the littles do get a chance to watch it, the home is filled with calls of Tally Ho! and Onward and Yonward! I love that they are so excited to learn about things that will impact them long into adulthood. 

While we were able to get into the park early for a private meet and greet, we were on our own for the rest of the day, and I’m SO glad that we purchased a Brookfield Zoo Family Plus membership, because it’s SO worth it! Discount on food, and the ability to get into everything free, which is everything for a family of six. As you can tell, my children HATE taking photos with their favorite television characters.  Nature Cat was bigger than life as he hit his traditional pose along with several other children in the room . The houseful of littles were more than happy to get their best Nature Cat pose on as well. 

Brookfield Zoo hosted Party for the Planet where they hosted several talks, and activities around the zoo. We stopped to write on the sidewalk with chalk to share how we would make the planet a better place. It was fun! Even the teen got involved. 

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There was a band, and several local vendors that focused specifically on conservation efforts, and limiting our carbon footprint. I was in gardener heaven. There were tables that offered milkweed seeds, and other pollinator loving plants for free, and we’ll make sure to use them in our new community garden! 

One of the best perks about the Family Plus membership is the ability to ride the motor tram every time we visit Brookfield. It’s always nice to ride around the entire zoo and see which animals are out enjoying the weather. We do want to go back again before it gets too hot, and when it’s not a weekend, because oohwee is it crowded on Sundays that have awesome weather! 

It was nice to see signs around for those of us who are not very sure about what flowers to plant to help those fruit and vegetable plants that we DO know how to plant. 

I do suggest that if you are within driving distance of Brookfield Zoo, and have time to spend in a place that absolutely goes all out when they host a party, you should visit. There’s always something going on, and I’m sure hoping that this year they have Summer Nights where they stay open later on Fridays and Saturdays to play awesome music. 

Being able to see our favorite PBS Kids characters is just the proverbial cherry on top. 

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