Kohl's Wild Theater

Performances/Show Times at the Zoo

May 24-September 1, 2014

Treat the kids–and yourself–to new, engaging wildlife adventures that bring conservation-themed theater performances right to you at the Zoo! Through drama, songs, and puppetry, our performers will inspire audiences of all ages to learn and care more about our natural world. This summer’s season will feature four different 15-minute shows on the Kohl’s Wild Theater stage.

Kohl’s Wild Theater Show Times at the Zoo

Located at the Kohl’s Wild Theater stage in the farm.

Four Free Performances Daily: 10:15 a.m., Noon, 1:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

In addition to the stage performances, you can enjoy the spontaneity of an impromptu skit at various times during the day as you walk through the Zoo.

Kohl’s Wild Theater Performances

The Legend of Hibernacula

Jonathan Batfield is a little brown bat from Wisconsin who takes a trip to see Count Hibernacula, a mysterious bat from South America. But can Hibernacula be trusted? And why won’t he let Batfield go near his strange wooden box? Join these bats for this popular musical that teaches why bats are important to humans and what we can do to help them in Wisconsin.

The Wonderful Lizard of ooZ
Winky the frog (left) and Dory hunt for food in Kohl's Wild Theater's "The Wonderful Lizard of ooZ."

The Wonderful Lizard of ooZ

Dory is a pet tomato frog that is tired of living in a terrarium. She wants to get out and see the world. When her wish is unexpectedly granted, Dory discovers that her terrarium—safe and cozy, perfectly suited to her needs—wasn’t such a bad place to live after all. This new musical, inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,” explains why it’s best to keep pet frogs in their terrariums and not release them into the wild.

The Great Wisconsin Zoo-per Bowl

Hey football fans, it is time to get ready for the match-up between Wisconsin habitats. Join the Wetland Whooping Cranes in cheering for the Prairie Badgers or the Forest Wolves. But, beware! Wisconsin’s changing habitats mean that no one plays on home turf. Who will best adapt to win the Big Game?

Lights, Camera, Arctic!

Mysterious circumstances put distant neighbors Ursus the polar bear and Cygnus the trumpeter swan right next door! Audience members join a documentary film maker, become the film crew “on location,” and help resolve this neighborly dispute by learning how actions at home can impact animals in the Arctic.

Bring Kohl’s Wild Theater to You

Kohl’s Wild Theater travels to schools, community events and festivals, within a one-hour radius of the Zoo, free of charge. Performances are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Julie B. at (414) 258-2333 or KWT@zoosociety.org to check available dates. Request a performance.

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