Senior Safari


June 19


9:30 a.m.
- 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by St. Camillus Life Plan Community
June 19 and 26

We’re celebrating seniors with FREE admission on these select Mondays 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, designed for the young at heart!

On these special Mondays, all seniors (and caretakers) receive free admission (proof of age required) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special activities and experiences are offered, designed for those who are young at heart. All are free unless otherwise noted (regular parking fees apply).

  • St. Camillus Senior Health Outreach: Start your day with a complimentary apple from St. Camillus, while supplies last. Then visit their booth to learn about senior services and meet St. Camillus personnel.
    Located in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place
  • Entertainment sponsored by Network Health: Put on your dancing shoes for live music from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
    June 19 — John Van Thiel as The Voice of Elvis
    June 26 — The Ronny Starr Motown Experience
    Located at Generac Zoo Terrace
  • Complimentary cookies, thanks to Festival Foods, are available at Generac Zoo Terrace while supplies last.
  • Pickleball: This popular paddle sport is the fastest-growing sport in America! It’s fun for people of all ages and will keep you moving.
    9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Located outside the North Shore Bank Safari Train Station
  • Dino Don’s Journey to the Ice Age sponsored by Sendik’s Food Market: The Ice Ages began 2.4 million years ago when the climate repeatedly changed between very cold periods when glaciers covered vast parts of the world. Be amazed by a magnificent menagerie of giant mammals who roamed the world during this time. From saber-toothed tigers to woolly mammoths and giant sloths, trek through the forest to meet these magnificent beasts!
    Opens at 9:30 a.m. / $4
    Located outside, behind the Small Mammals Building
  • Animal Chat: Learn about and meet one of the Zoo’s resident animal ambassadors!
    10:30 a.m.
    Located at Generac Zoo Terrace
  • Chair Yoga: Join in for beginner-level sessions designed to get your body ready to explore the Zoo.
    10 a.m. / 10:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
    Located outside, on the patio behind the Flamingo Café
  • Silver Sneakers EnerChi sponsored by St. Camillus: A relaxing exercise suitable for all skill levels. Practice slow, gentle movements from seated and standing positions. Improves joint mobility, strength, and sense of well-being.
    11:30 a.m.
    Located outside, on the patio behind the Flamingo Café
  • Fun Walk: Enjoy a slow-paced walk through the grounds, led by Zoo Pride volunteers. They’ll discuss the sights and share their vast knowledge about all things Zoo. (Be sure to return weekly because each Monday of Senior Safari will have a different route!)
    11:30 a.m.
    Walk begins at Meijer Zoo Expeditions
  • Animals in Action Talks: Learn about some of our most popular animals through these special presentations:
    • Gorilla/Bonobo — 10:30 a.m. — Apes of Africa
    • Elephants — 11:30 a.m. — Elephants in Action Pavilion
    • Camels — 2:15 p.m. — Camel Habitat or Theater
    • Harbor Seals — 3 p.m. — Harbor Seal Habitat
  • Meijer Zoo Expeditions: Give your feet a rest and join us on our Expedition Shuttle – re-imagined for 2023! With five convenient stops around the Zoo, your favorite animals are a quick ride away! Visit the Meijer Zoo Expeditions Headquarters for more information.
  • Safari Train sponsored by North Shore Bank: Relax and enjoy a ride through the Zoo on our famous miniature train.
    Opens at 10 a.m. / $4


Relive your favorite memories by visiting the Milwaukee County Zoo. Be sure to say hello to our newer residents, including harbor seal Mira, who you can probably find in the pool alongside her playmate, Leia. Calves Brandy, Bailey, and Harper are entertaining to watch down at the Cow Barn in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm.