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Midwest Teen Prom

  • Brookfield Zoo (South Gate) 3300 Golf Road Brookfield, IL, 60513 United States (map)

Northern Lights

Come join us for a celebration of “Northern Lights” at the Brookfield Zoo!

Teens should plan to arrive between 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. prepared for an evening of dinner and dancing! The evening begins with a time of gathering and pictures around the Zoo’s Discovery Center. Parents will be dismissed by 6:00 p.m. so the teens can take the tram to the Underwater Bear Viewing Area to mingle with the animals and enjoy refreshments. Teens will then return to the Discovery Center for a three-course dinner and dancing. The evening will conclude at promptly 11:00 p.m.

Note: It is important that teens arrive at the zoo by 5:45 p.m. Latecomers will not be able to participate in the appetizers and the underwater bear viewing.

If you have dietary questions or restrictions, contact Heidi Ammons at


Enter the Brookfield Zoo through the south gate located at 3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, IL 60513. Parking is complementary.


This event is only open to active members of the Chicago and Midwest teen ministries. Contact your teen leaders if you need further clarification.

Dress code

This a formal event.  Clothing must be modest.

  • No undergarments should be visible (boys and girls)
  • No cleavage showing
  • Dresses should not be too short (dresses should come down at least two inches from finger tips when arms are to the side)
  • Dresses should not be too form fitting

We rely on the parents to enforce the dress code at home. Please contact a teen leader personally if you have further questions.  Also, the guidelines are the same for any additional outfit brought to the after party.


The $85 registration fee includes admission to the zoo, private tram ride, special exhibit, dinner, dancing, dessert and soft drinks.

Register online by Sunday, May 7th.

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