10001 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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