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Starting this month, Brookfield Zoo gives itself over to a full-on insect infestation, featuring 22 monster-size animatronic butterflies, hornets, ants, and other colossal creepy-crawlies. Closer to the ground, catch cockroach races, edible-insect cooking demos, and a whole lot more: The zoo’s bugging out all summer long.
5/19–9/7 Open daily 10–5. Free (kids under 3) to $15. Parking $10. 8400 W 31st, Brookfield. czs.org.
Photograph: Jordan McCullough