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Recurring Event Event Series: Milwaukee County Zoo Free Day

Milwaukee County Zoo Free Day

February 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Weekend Guide Free Zoo Day Milwaukee County Zoo Lake Country Family Fun

2023 Milwaukee County Zoo Free Days

Milwaukee County Zoo Day is FREE in February. Winter is a tranquil time to visit, made even better with FREE admission! All guests are admitted FREE! (Parking and regular attraction fees remain in effect.) In the Small Mammals building, meet a new species, the Prevost squirrel, Kopi. These uniquely colored squirrels are found in tree canopies of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

March 4, 2023:

On this Saturday, it doesn’t matter how large your family is, all guests are admitted FREE! (Parking and regular attraction fees remain in effect.) Meet a unique mountain gorilla family living in Rwanda though the Gorilla Trek Virtual Reality Experience! With motion platform seating and 4D headsets, encounter these magnificent animals face to face!


Stop at the Primates of the World building to meet a returning species to the Zoo, a pair of DeBrazza’s monkeys, Holly (female) and Hugo (male). Both individuals arrived at Milwaukee County Zoo from other AZA-accredited institutions and are a colorful and dynamic species known for their white facial hair, which resembles a beard. With their white belly, speckled grayish coat and black extremities, they have an elegant appearance.

DeBrazza’s monkeys are arboreal and spend most of their time in the trees and shrubs between the forest canopy and the ground. They can swim and usually choose to live near water sources. Their diet primarily consists of fruit and seeds and DeBrazza’s monkeys play an important ecological role as a seed disperser.

They are one of the most widespread African forest monkeys, though they face potential threats from habitat loss and the illegal pet trade.

In the Small Mammals building, meet a new species to the Zoo, a male Provost’s squirrel named Kopi. In the wild, Provost’s squirrels are found in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and are arboreal.

Animal care staff is excited to work with Kopi, and they’re taking everything very slow as he acclimates to his new home. He’s been climbing all over his habitat and exploring any item they add to it. He likes to lay flat on the tree branches and sleep in his crate, bedded with leaves for a “nest.”

This species faces threats from illegal pet trade trafficking and deforestation for palm oil plantations. Provost’s squirrels and other species that share their habitat can be helped by people choosing products made with sustainable palm oil.

The Zoo is open from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, call the Zoo at 414.771.3040.

Tip – always have your family “try potty” right before leaving your house to decrease the incidence of using a public restroom.

See our zoo fun HERE from August 2020.

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!

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Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226 United States
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