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10001 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 771-5500
www.milwaukeezoo.org/
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The Milwaukee County Zoo is considered among the finest in the country. It is situated on 200 wooded acres and is home to approximately 2,500 animals, representing 300 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates.

The Milwaukee County Zoo hosts more than 20 special events each year including celebrations at Easter, Halloween and the holiday season.

Open 365 days a year, the Zoo is not be be missed, it's the wildest place in town!
 
Upcoming events

Feb. 27, 2016 - Feb. 27, 2016
IndependenceFirst Stride & Glide 5K and family-friendly fitness event

IndependenceFirst is hosting the seventh annual Stride & Glide, a family-friendly indoor/outdoor fitness event, on February 27 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road. Activities include: outdoor 5K run, wheelchair or walk (5K run and wheelchair races are chip timed), 1-mile family friendly scavenger hunt walk, indoor Zumbathon and kids’ activities. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with 5K run and walk at 8:30 a.m., Zumbathon from 10 a.m. to noon, and other activities throughout the morning. Check www.strideandglide.org for full schedule. Stride & Glide supports the services and advocacy that IndependenceFirst provides for people with disabilities. You can participate as an individual or with a team. Participants have the option to pay a fee or fundraise the registration fee to support IndependenceFirst. All participants (except those registering in the Zumbathon Only category) will receive a commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt. Zoo admission and parking are included. Registration fee: $30 for adults/youth (ages 12+) before Feb. 12 ($35 after Feb. 12) or $15 for youth (ages 3-11). Kids 2 and under are free, and strollers are welcome except on the 5K course. If you would like to participate in the Zumbathon Only category (no event t-shirt included), the registration fee is $20 before Feb. 12, $25 after. Register online by visiting www.StrideAndGlide.org and clicking on “Register.” To register by phone or e-mail, please call 414-226-8386 V/Relay or e-mail mhupfer@independencefirst.org.

Feb. 27, 2016 - Feb. 27, 2016
Zumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo

For more information, call: Becky L. at 414-258-2333 Feb. 8, 2016 NEWS RELEASE Feb. 27, 2015, Fitness Party fundraiser at Zoo Zumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo Sweating for the Animals Tired of winter’s frozen grip? Got cabin fever? Get out of the house and sweat … for the animals. The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is holding its third annual Zumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo fundraiser on Feb. 27. This event is led by Zumba Jammer™ Rachel Beimel and other licensed Zumba® instructors. Held in the evening at the Milwaukee County Zoo, it’s a fun way to focus on cardiovascular strength through easy-to-follow choreography set to upbeat world rhythms. Money raised benefits the Zoological Society’s Sponsor an Animal program. What: Zumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo fundraiser Where: Milwaukee County Zoo’s Peck Welcome Center; 10005 W. Bluemound Road. When: Feb. 27, 2015; 6-8 p.m. (Registration at 5 p.m.) Who: Open to ages 14 and up; no experience necessary Why: To raise money for the Zoo’s animals and to raise your heart rate in a healthful way Costs and Registration: $20 per person if registered by Feb 25 (pre-register at zoosociety.org/Zumba or call 414-258-2333); $25 if registered at the door. # # # About the ZSM The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. A Zoological Society and Milwaukee County Zoo partnership

March 3, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Wines and Beers of the World

For more information, call: Laura K. or Melissa R. at 414-258-2333 Feb. 8, 2016 For Immediate Release Great Apes, Great Wines, Great Times – March 3 You can find great wines in many parts of the world. In a select number of places you can also find great apes (and primates). Pair them and you get the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Wines and Beers of the World fundraiser on March 3, 2016. This is the only spirits-and-primates event in the Milwaukee area. Guests can sample wines, beers and savory foods and stroll through the Stearns Family Apes of Africa & Primates of the World buildings. Register now for this evening event – it sells out quickly. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. To register and for a list of vendors, go to zoosociety.org/Wine or call 414-258-2333. Proceeds go to benefit the Zoological Society’s Annual Appeal to give the Colobus monkeys an access corridor to the outdoor exhibit. What: The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Wines and Beers of the World fundraiser. When: Thursday, March 3, 2016; 7-9:30 p.m. (VIP’s admitted at 6 p.m.) Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. Why: To raise money for the nonprofit Zoological Society and its mission (see bottom of news release). Details: Event features wines, beers, gourmet foods and desserts for sampling. View the Zoo’s apes and primates during the event. Purchase VIP tickets and enjoy early entry at 6 p.m. as well as entry into a drawing to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo. Costs & Registration (through March 3): Regular tickets: $50 for Zoological Society members and guests (registering at the same time as member); $60 for non-members. $20 for designated drivers. VIP tickets: $60 for Zoological Society members (registering at the same time as member); $70 for non-members. $30 for designated drivers. Register by phone at 414-258-2333 or online at zoosociety.org/Wine. ### About the ZSM The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. A Zoological Society and Milwaukee County Zoo Partnership

April 29, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Zootastic

For more information: Zak Mazur 414-258-2333 or zakm@zoosociety.org Feb. 3, 2016 News Release • Zoological Society of Milwaukee event for kids & families • April 29, 5-9 p.m., Milwaukee County Zoo • Zookeeper animal talks, DJ, sundae bar, raffle, pizza, photo station • Pre-register by April 28 zoosociety.org/zootastic or 414-258-2333. Walk-ins will be accepted, unless the event fills prior to that date. Party with the Animals at Zootastic! Zoo·tas·tic n. A unique evening of animals, music, food and family-friendly fun There are plenty of events that take place after hours at the Milwaukee County Zoo, but none of them are like Zootastic, a family-friendly FUNdraiser put on annually by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and sponsored by Grow Hope @ SaintA. We invite you to see the Zoo anew through a different lens on the evening of April 29. What makes this event unique? Well, do you have questions about animals? Zookeepers will be on hand to provide answers. Do you like food? How does cheesy Palermo’s® pizza, food from Noodles & Company, and a yummy build-your-own sundae bar sound? Do you like to dance? You can bust some moves to a kid-friendly DJ. Finally, you can commemorate your night with a stop at the family photo station so you’ll always remember the night you partied with the animals and helped raise funds on their behalf. And now you know what makes this event special! What: Zootastic, a Zoological Society of Milwaukee fundraiser. When: April 29, 5-9 p.m. Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee Registration: Pre-register by April 28, zoosociety.org/zootastic or 414-258-2333. How much: Society Members: $75 per family of four. Individual fees: $15 children 12 and under, $25 ages 13+. Non-members: $80 per family of four. Individual fees: $20 children 12 and under; $30 ages 13+. Your fee, less $10 per person, is tax-deductible. Details: This Zoological Society family evening at the Milwaukee County Zoo features insider animal talks, kid-friendly activities and food, a dance party, family photo station, and a raffle & auction. More information: Please call Laura Knollenberg, 414-258-2333. The mission of the nonprofit Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve animals, to educate people about wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo. A Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Zoo partnership

 
 


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