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Milwaukee County Zoo Free Day
October 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Milwaukee County Zoo Free Day will be October 3! They are so happy to announce Family Free Day, sponsored by North Shore Bank and WITI Fox 6! Come and enjoy the Zoo, free of charge (parking and concession fees still apply).
Do you miss the zoo? They opened back up on June 13, 2020! Reservations will now no longer be required starting August 13th. The Milwaukee County Zoo is moving into Phase 2. Per the email from the Milwaukee County Zoo to Zoo pass members on 8/12:
- Zoo Pass members simply need to show their Zoo Pass and photo ID at the gate for admission.
- In continuing to adhere to limited daily attendance capacity, some special events, such as Family Free Days, will require visitors to make online reservations.
- Physical distancing and face mask rules will remain in place.
- The Zoo is currently in phase 2 of its reopening plan, with outdoor animal habitats open and several animal buildings open at 50% capacity.
- The North Shore Bank Safari Train, Penzeys Carousel, Mathnasium Sky Safari and UnitedHealthcare Playground are also open, along with some concessions and gift shops.
- Visit Dinosaurs Unearthed, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets, for $3 per person or use your electronic Zoo Pass coupons.
- The Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily; gates close at 2 p.m.
- Visit the Zoo’s website for more information
Tip – always have your family “try potty” right before leaving your house to decrease the incidence of using a public restroom.
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Zoo adventures. . Have you been to the Milwaukee County Zoo this summer? We've been, and the new Hippo Haven did not disappoint. The hippos (Happy and Patti) were swimming by the glass for an upclose and personal view of their magnificent bodies. Did you know hippos spend approximately 16 hours a day underwater? It's true! . And as of August 13, the zoo is in Phase 2! What does this mean? *For regular days (not special events), no online reservations necessary *Outdoor animal habitats OPEN *Several animal buildings OPEN at 50% capacity *North Shore Bank Safari Train OPEN *Penzeys Carousel OPEN *Mathnasium Sky Safari OPEN *UnitedHealthcare Playground OPEN *Dinosaurs Unearthed OPEN *Physical distancing and face masks rules apply . SAVE this post for an easy reminder and let us know if you've been to the zoo in 2020⤵️ . #milwaukeecountyzoo #milwaukeecounty #mke #mkewithkids #visitmilwaukeewithkids #zooadventures #hippohaven #ottersofinstagram #caribou #1000hoursoutside #runwildmychild #lovelcff
The Milwaukee County Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals representing 330 species. While it’s always exciting to explore, it’s hard to know exactly where to begin. Click on the links below for overviews of major exhibit locations and a list of animals you’ll find there!
- AQUATIC AND REPTILE CENTER
- HERB AND NADA MAHLER FAMILY AVIARY
- TAYLOR FAMILY HUMBOLDT PENGUIN EXHIBIT
- NORTH AMERICA
- NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FAMILY FARM
- FLORENCE MILA BORCHERT BIG CAT COUNTRY
- AFRICA / ASIA / SOUTH AMERICA
- STEARNS FAMILY APES OF AFRICA
- PRIMATES OF THE WORLD
- SMALL MAMMALS
- WINTER QUARTERS
- ANIMAL LIST
The Milwaukee County Zoo began in 1892 as a miniature mammal and bird display in Milwaukee’s Washington Park. The display proved to be a very popular attraction, and by the turn of the century it grew to over 800 animals on 23 acres of land.
During the next one hundred years, the Zoo experienced near-constant expansion, moving to a new 200-acre wooded site, now home to over 3,300 animals and 377 species.
See our 124-year history