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10001 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 771-5500
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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. 29, 2015
Animal Safari @ Milwaukee County Zoo

Sponsored by Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin. A behind-the-scenes event for animal sponsors at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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: Aquatic & Reptile Center, Winter Quarters, Giraffes, Hippos and more! Animal sponsors can also enter a drawing for a chance to win fun prizes, enjoy a complimentary root beer float and receive half-off admission for the special summer exhibit on dinosaurs.

Not an animal sponsor? Not a problem! Sponsor an animal or join the Kids Conservation Club anytime through August 29, and you too will receive an invitation!

Sept. 13, 2015
Ride on the Wild Side @ Milwaukee County Zoo

Sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan - Midwest Spine & Orthopedic Hospital/Wisconsin Heart Hospital. Annual family bike ride that starts and ends at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

With its hills, winding paths and beautiful setting, the Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place to ride your bike. At the Zoological Society of Milwaukee's annual bike ride fundraiser, you can do just that. Kids can cruise in the Critter Caravan, a special 2.5-mile kids' route through the Zoo. Their favorite plush-toy animal friends can tag along in a bike basket or backpack. Seasoned riders with a passion for pedaling can choose one of the distance rides (10- to 20-mile+ rides) that start at the Zoo and continue north along the Menomonee River Parkway and the Oak Leaf Trail. 

Kids can enjoy a post-ride snack, make some crafts and get a temporary tattoo in the Kids 'n Critters Corral, sponsored by Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C. After the ride, all participants can enjoy lunch. Rides start at 8 and 8:15 a.m. The registration fee includes entry to the Zoo and parking, a continental breakfast, lunch and a long-sleeve T-shirt. Remember to bring your bike helmet!


Oct. 4, 2015
LUNG FORCE Walk @ The Milwaukee County Zoo

Join us Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Milwaukee County Zoo for the LUNG FORCE Walk-Milwaukee. You can expect more than a walk as family and friends enjoy the sights of the Milwaukee County Zoo, experience team-driven health and wellness activities and stand together against lung disease and for lung health as we raise funds for research, advocacy, education and awareness. Register today at LUNGFORCE.ORG/WALK

Oct. 22, 2015 - Oct. 22, 2015
Zoo Brew

Benefits the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Enjoy samples of beers by Wisconsin brewers, specialty foods from metro-Milwaukee businesses and animal sightings. Sampling stations will be available in limited areas throughout the Milwaukee County Zoo.


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