Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Behind-the-scenes tours for animal sponsors run 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsor an animal online or call 414-258-2333.
Which fishes in the Aquatic & Reptile Center (ARC) enjoy eating pieces of bananas, apples and other fruits – and why? Where do the warm-weather animals stay during the cold months? You can find out at this behind-the-scenes event if you participate in the Zoological Society’s Sponsor an Animal program. Not an animal sponsor? No problem – you can sponsor an animal at the event and join the tours! Even if you are not an animal sponsor, you can still enjoy activities such as animal crafts, temporary tattoos and a scavenger hunt (with a chance to win an animal sponsorship!). Animal sponsors get to visit several areas of the Milwaukee County Zoo that are usually off-limits to the public. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., animal sponsors also get half off the regular admission price for the Zoo’s special summer bug exhibit.
Kids’ Green Art Contest
All youth 17 years old and under can participate in the Kids’ Green Art Contest. Create works of art out of discarded materials such as tin-can critters and soda-bottle birds. Projects will be displayed in the Peck Welcome Center and judged during Animal Safari. Registration deadline is August 15. This year’s theme: “Creating Camouflage.” To register or for more information, click here.