Upcoming Events

May

18

Oct

5

Sponsored by Sendik’s Food Market

Open May 18 – Oct. 5, 2024

Stomp back in time to meet some of the most formidable predators from the past! Be astounded by full-size and scientifically-accurate animatronic displays — moving, breathing, spitting, and more. Touch and feel what these dinosaurs were like, as you appreciate the role of predators in the ecosystem and be inspired to conserve their modern-day counterparts.

Located outside, behind the Small Mammals Building.

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 greater kudu Hasani and his offspring, female Chula. Born last summer, Chula 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

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. Advance 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 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 https://www.zoosociety.org/events/snooze-at-the-zoo/.

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 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.

Oct

3

Zoo Brew is a fun way to sample new brews, try new foods and meet new people while visiting various locations inside the Milwaukee County Zoo. From the micro to the macro, guests can sample beers from a wide variety of brewers, as well as sample foods from local area vendors When available, tickets will be sold through www.zoosociety.org.

Oct

5

Sponsored by Tri City National BankFOX6

The Zoo is a harvest of beautiful fall colors in October. And on October 5, all guests are admitted FREE! (Parking and regular attraction fees still apply.) To enjoy the vibrant colors of the trees, along with the animals, stroll through the outdoor areas to see elk, giraffes, and camels, just to mention a few! 

Oct

17

Oct

20

Presented by Prairie Farms Dairy

The Zoo has become a must-see destination during the Halloween season. Enjoy more treats than tricks, and join in family-friendly activities like a Trick-or-Treat Trail to gather goodies, live pumpkin-carving demonstrations, “Creatures of the Night” talks, andthe ANIMALS! All witches and warlocks (and their parents) are encouraged to wear costumes!

 

Nov

2

Sponsored by Tri City National BankFOX6

Mark your calendar for November 2 and enjoy FREE admission for all guests! (Parking and regular attraction fees still apply.) It’s feathers and flight in the Herb & Nada Mahler Family Aviary — featuring birds from around the world. See Gentoo and rockhopper penguins waddling across the rockwork and swimming in their cold-weather habitat.

Dec

7

Sponsored by Tri City National BankFOX6

December is a tranquil time to visit the Zoo, and on Dec. 7, it’s even better with free admission. All guests are admitted FREE! (Parking and regular attraction fees still apply.) See our four female elk: Arya, Charisa, Cheyenne, and Kai. Fun facts: They’re the loudest of the deer family, and only males have antlers — they’re often mistaken for moose. 

For faster entry: Members and pre-ticketed guests, park at West End (enter at 106th St).