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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. 25, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2017
Zumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo

Dance, shake and sweat for the animals. Get rid of that cabin fever with Zumba® Fitness at the Zoo. Combine exercise and dance at the Zoological Society’s Zumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo fundraiser, led by Zumba Jammer™ Rachel Beimel plus additional Zumba® Fitness instructors. This fun-and-fitness event focuses on cardiovascular strength through easy-to-follow choreography set to upbeat rhythms. No experience needed! All fitness levels welcome! You must be at least 14-years-old to participate. Participants will also have the chance to purchase cool Zumba® Fitness apparel and raffle tickets for fun prizes. Proceeds benefit the Zoological Society’s Sponsor an Animal program to help animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo!

March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017
IndependenceFirst Stride & Glide 5K and family-friendly fitness event

IndependenceFirst, a nonprofit organization that promotes full inclusion for people with disabilities, is hosting the eighth annual Stride & Glide, a family-friendly indoor/outdoor fitness event, on March 25 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road. The event benefits IndependenceFirst’s programs for people with disabilities of all kinds, in all age groups, in the four-county Greater Milwaukee area. 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. Zoo admission and parking are included so you can enjoy as much time at the zoo that day as you would like. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the 5K run and walk at 8 a.m., Zumbathon from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and other activities throughout the morning. Check www.strideandglide.org for the full schedule. 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. Registration fee: $30 for adults/youth (ages 12+) before March 10 ($35 after March 10) or $15 for youth (ages 3-11) before March 10 ($20 after March 10). 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 March 10, $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. For more information about IndependenceFirst’s work to empower people with disabilities to set and meet their independent living goals, visit www.independencefirst.org.

 
 


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