Upcoming Events

Mar

2

Sponsored by Tri City National Bank & FOX6

March to the Zoo on this special day when all guests are admitted FREE! (Parking and regular attraction fees still apply.) Visit the Small Mammals Building to see prehensile-tailed porcupine, Guillermo. Now about 8 months old, he explores his habitat, with many enrichment items to keep him engaged and active.

Mar

30

Sponsored by Racine Danish Kringles

Hip, hop, hurray! Spring is in the air, and the day before Easter is a great time to visit the Zoo for egg-citing Egg Day activities. Join in the “I Spy” Scavenger Hunt, show off a fancy face painting, count the golden eggs along the Egg Hunt pathway, and watch animals interact with Easter-themed enrichment items filled with their favorite treats!

 

Apr

20

Earth Day is a perfect time to show you care about the future of our planet with a 1-day community project to keep Milwaukee beautiful with the 29th annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup. Volunteer with the Zoo to help clean up and green up!  Join on your own or coordinate a team of friends, family, or colleagues. 

 

 

May

12

Sponsored by Peoples State Bank

A trip to the Zoo is better with Mom – who visits for FREE, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 (Parking and regular attraction fees still apply.) See our animal moms like prehensile-tailed porcupine, Quinn, arriving in 2019. She’s been a mom to four offspring including current porcupette, male Guillermo. Visit the Small Mammals Building to see these unique animals! 

May

18

Sponsored by Meijer

Diversity is nature’s greatest strength.  It should be ours too. This event highlights nature’s diversity and focuses on increasing our connection to both nature and community. The fun includes a game to guess how many species are found in an ecosystem and learning about animal artifacts from around the world.

Enjoy activities from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Jun

1

The Zoo welcomes Three Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America as they spend this summer weekend at the Zoo for a very special camping experience and community outreach. As the scouts interact with guests, special hand-created displays are presented throughout the Zoo, to showcase scouting skills and conservation activities. 

Jun

4

Jun

6

Sponsored by Habush Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®

Zoo Pass and Platypus Circle members are invited to an evening at the Zoo just for them. Enjoy one of three nights filled with entertainment, food trucks and some of your favorite animals. If you’re interested in becoming a member visit www.zoopass.com.

Jun

11

June 11, 18, and 25
Sponsored by St. Camillus

These special Tuesdays celebrate seniors with FREE admission on these select days in June – for guests 60 and older.  Enjoy fresh air and exercise as you explore the Zoo, connect with wildlife, and meet the animals!  Special activities and experiences are offered, specially designed with the needs of seniors in mind. 

Jun

16

Presented by Prairie Farms Dairy

A summer day at the Zoo is a treat!  And even better, visit on Father’s Day, when dads receive FREE admission!  (The parking fee and regular attraction fees still apply.) See animal dads like kudu Hasani and his offspring, female Chula. Born last summer, Chula and can be seen romping around the African Waterhole habitat near dad, and first-time mom Imani. 

Jun

18

June 18 and 25
Sponsored by St. Camillus

These special Tuesdays celebrate seniors with FREE admission on these select days in June – for guests 60 and older.  Enjoy fresh air and exercise as you explore the Zoo, connect with wildlife, and meet the animals!  Special activities and experiences are offered, specially designed with the needs of seniors in mind. 

Jun

22

Zoo Ball is the Zoological Society’s largest fundraising event of the year. Guests come in formal wear and enjoy an evening at the Zoo, plus cocktails, gourmet dinner, dancing and much more. Tickets and information will be available at zoosociety.org, closer to the event.

Jun

25

June 25
Sponsored by St. Camillus

Don’t miss the last Tuesday in our series celebrating seniors with FREE admission for guests 60 and older. Enjoy fresh air and exercise as you explore the Zoo, connect with wildlife, and meet the animals! Special activities and experiences are offered, specially designed with the needs of seniors in mind.

Jun

30

Military members and their families are invited to a day at the Zoo, as a “thank you” for their service and sacrifice. All military service members, veterans and their families receive free admission and parking. Tickets are required through local County Veterans Service Offices (CVSO), for immediate family, and limited to 10 tickets per family. 

 

Jul

4

Celebrate the stars and stripes this Independence Day with a trip to the Zoo!  What better way to spend the day with family and friends and just $4 admission on the 4th of July! (The parking fee and regular attraction rates still apply.)  Don’t miss the animals associated with summer and sunshine like our flock of flamingoes and the harbor seals. 

Jul

9

Jul

11

July 9, 10, and 11
Sponsored by WaterStone Bank

Zoo Pass and Platypus Circle members are invited to an evening at the Zoo just for them. Enjoy one of three nights filled with kid-friendly entertainment, crafts, food trucks and some of your favorite animals. If you’re interested in becoming a member visit www.zoopass.com.

Jul

17

Jul

24

Don’t miss out on signing your child up for Fall Zoo Classes. Topics range in different animal themes and are available for children starting at infants. Zoo Pass members get discounts and priority registration. The general public can register on July 24.

For a look at classes go to www.zoosociety.org/education.

Aug

8

Aug

10

August 8, 9, or 10

Camp inside the Zoo on one of these select nights. You only need to bring your “bear necessities,” such as a tent, a pillow and a sleeping bag. We supply the dinner, breakfast, entertainment and of course, s’mores at the fire! Enjoy sleeping near the animals while supporting a good cause. When available, tickets will be sold through www.zoosociety.org.

Aug

15

Aug

18

Presented by Meijer

August in Milwaukee means A La Carte at the Zoo!  Our popular food and music festival has become a summer tradition for many Zoo fans.  Stroll through the Zoo to enjoy delicious dishes from well-known restaurants and groove to local and national entertainment performing on five stages throughout the park.   

Aug

24

Tours for Animal Sponsors

The Zoological Society wants to thank its animal sponsors with a special event. Animal Safari is for animal sponsors and those who purchased a gift sponsorship. Guests can take part in behind-the-scenes tours, animal talks, animal-themed crafts and activities and much more. You can sponsor an animal the day of the event and take part in activities

Sep

8

It’s the one time of year you can ride your bike inside the Milwaukee County Zoo. This fundraiser is a “wheelie” good time. When available, tickets will be sold through www.zoosociety.org.