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Milwaukee County Zoo [edit]
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

Aug. 23, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014
Animal Safari, sponsored by Welch's & Pick 'n Save

Your Adventure Awaits Did you know there’s more to the Milwaukee County Zoo than most guests see? Animal sponsors can venture deeper into the Zoo experience at this behind-the-scenes event. Knowledgeable tour guides will take you off the beaten path to discover how keepers groom, feed and entertain the animals at the Zoo. Tours may include: Flamingo building, Aquatic & Reptile Center, Winter Quarters, the Elk Barn and more! Not an animal sponsor? Not a problem! Sponsor an animal or join the Kids Conservation Club* anytime through August 23, and you too will receive an invitation! Tours run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All zoogoers can enjoy animal talks, temporary tattoos and crafts for kids and learn about the Sponsor an Animal program. Tours, however, are open to animal sponsors only. Animal sponsors can also enjoy a kids’ scavenger hunt for a chance to win an animal sponsorship, enter a drawing for a chance to win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Humboldt penguin enclosure (it’s usually off-limits to visitors), a complimentary, refreshing root beer float and more! Animal sponsorship packages start at $25.

Sept. 5, 2014 - Sept. 5, 2014
8th Annual Life Lights Candlelit Stroll & Dinner

Horizon Home Care & Hospice’s 8th annual Life Lights event includes dinner, a one-mile candlelit sunset stroll, candle lighting ceremony and slide show to celebrate and memorialize the lives of loved ones lost. Community members, whether or not able to attend, are invited to submit photos of loved ones for the commemorative slide show. Email photos to lifelights@hhch.net or send by mail to Horizon Home Care & Hospice, Attention: Life Lights, 11400 West Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53224. Photos will be returned, and the deadline for photo submissions is August 29. Please include the loved one’s name and a special statement of no more than 10-12 words (for example, “Best chef on the planet” or “Made me smile every day” or “Loving father & husband”).

Sept. 14, 2014 - Sept. 14, 2014
Ride on the Wild Side, sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan - Midwest Spine & Orthopedic Hospital/Wisconsin Heart Hospital and St. Joseph campuses

Ride on the Wild Side is the Zoological Society’s annual bike ride event. Choose from four routes: three distance rides (27 miles, 17 miles and 10 miles) that travel through the Zoo and continue through the Menomonee River Parkway along the Oak Leaf bike trail, and a children’s 2.5-mile Critter Caravan ride through the Zoo. After the ride, all participants can enjoy a picnic lunch after parking their bikes in a secure area. All routes begin and conclude at the Zoo. Your ride entry fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, entry to the Zoo for the entire day and parking. Media sponsors are: News Talk 1130, FM 106.1, The Big 920, Oldies 95.7 and 97.3 RadioNOW. Cost is $85 for a Family of four for Zoological Society members. See our web site for individual pricing and non-member pricing.

Sept. 27, 2014
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation 2014 Walk

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation is excited to team up with the National Hemophilia Foundation and walkers from across the country to raise dollars and awareness for the bleeding disorders community. Walk through the zoo with us! This 1 mile walk is open to families and walkers of all ages. We hope to see you there!!

Sept. 27, 2014
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation 2014 Walk

Join us for the 2014 Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation Walk! This 1 mile walk helps raise dollars and awareness for the bleeding disorders community. This year our walk will take place at the Milwaukee County Zoo! So join us September 27th, at 9am for this fun event the whole family can enjoy. We hope to see you there!



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