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Mom Gets in Free at the Milwaukee County Zoo

May 14, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Spend Mother’s Day at the Zoo! All mothers receive free admission (parking fee still applies). Regular admission fees apply for all other guests. Zoo Pass is valid. Does your mom love animals? Mom gets in free at the Milwaukee County Zoo – the perfect day for the animal lover!

Per the press release on May 3, 2023:

It’s an EXTRA special day for mom with a trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. All mothers receive free admission, courtesy of Peoples State Bank.

By spending time at the Zoo with mom, or a special loved one, be sure to visit a few equally special “cow moms” in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm. Between October 2022 and March 2023, cow moms Miley, Callie, and Betsy each gave birth to female calves.

Jersey calf Brandy was born to Miley, a first-time mom. Born in October last year, Brandy is a brownish-tan color, with a bit of white “masking” around her eyes. Jersey milk is considered the Cadillac of all milk, containing more protein and calcium compared to other breeds.

Another first-time mom, Brown Swiss cow Callie gave birth to Bailey in January this year. Bailey is a light gray color which will darken as she gets older. Interestingly, Brown Swiss cows in Switzerland are taken to high mountain meadows during the summer. The cows wear bells so farmers can find them in foggy mountain pastures.

In March, calf Harper was born to mom Betsy, a Holstein breed. Harper is easily recognizable with her white coat and black spots. Holsteins are the most popular breed in the world. The Holstein cow originated from the Netherlands and was first imported to the United States in the 1850s. No two Holsteins (which can also have red and white spots) cows have the same spots!

Other animal moms you’ll see at the Zoo include African lioness Patty Sharptooth, and her two offspring Eloise and Amira; Japanese macaques Negai, Rikka, and Usagi; and southern three- banded armadillo Mona. Mona and her offspring, Mira, share a habitat with the prehensile-tailed porcupines in the Small Mammals building.

On Mother’s Day, the Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All mothers receive free admission, however regular parking, concessions, and daily attraction rates still apply.

Related Mother’s Day Fun:
More Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas HERE.
A Mother’s Day giveaway HERE.


May 14, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226 United States
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