Last updated: 4/15/2010
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10001 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
phone: 414-256-5414
fax: 414-256-2510
Check the Zoo website for hour changes before you arrive.
Daily9 AM - 4:30 PM
Please Note: Admission/Entrance Gates Close 45 Minutes Prior to the Official Zoo Closing Time.
13.25 adults
11.25 children 3-12
free children 2 and under
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Laura Pedriani, Marketing Director

The year 2010 will offer visitors dynamic special exhibits and activities for kids and adults. Our summer exhibit, “Adventure Dinosaur!” will feature a prehistoric park, with more than 25 dinosaurs – lurking, moving and rumbling in their tropical outdoor habitat. The exhibit runs May 29 – September 6, and is $2.50 per person after regular Zoo admission.

Multiple gifts shops,restaurants around grounds. Mulitple building and picnic area rentals. Facilities for 50 to 5000. The Milwaukee County Zoo also offers full-service Catering for picnics and events. Catered offerings include everything from our Zoo Price Buster Picnic to the Premiere Picnic.

Enjoy a children’s Birthday Party for you and your guests at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Parties are available daily in July and August, and Saturdays and Sundays, September to June. Call our Group Sales Birthday Coordinator at (414) 256-5432 to book your party today!

The Milwaukee County Zoo is a serene home to more than 2,200 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles with more than 320 species represented. However, the Zoo has become more than that to visitors. It is a site for workshops, holiday celebrations, summer concerts and food festivals.


The wildness began in 1892 when the Milwaukee County Zoo was a simple miniature mammal and bird display in Milwaukee's downtown Washington Park. By 1902, the Zoo expanded to 23 acres and had acquired a roaring 800 animals. Thirty-two years later, the Zoo became an entity of the Milwaukee County Park Commission. The arrangement gave the Zoo the resources it needed to grow and prosper. The chance to grow surfaced in 1958 when the Zoo moved to its present location on 200 acres of beautiful parkland where currently over 320 species of animals are on exhibit.

Artifact Collections

2000 animals

Educational Programs

Program for pre-school to adult; fees vary by program.


Access: Students, Staff Only

Appointment required: Yes


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