Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Behind-the-scenes tours 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tours exclusively for animal sponsors
Your Adventure Awaits
Did you know there’s more to the Milwaukee County Zoo than most guests see? Animal sponsors can venture deeper into the Zoo experience at this behind-the-scenes event. Knowledgeable tour guides will take you off the beaten path to discover how keepers groom, feed and entertain the animals at the Zoo. Tours may include: Aquatic & Reptile Center, Winter Quarters, Giraffes, Hippos and more! Animal sponsors can also enter a drawing for a chance to win fun prizes, enjoy a complimentary root beer float and receive half-off admission for the special summer exhibit on dinosaurs.
Not an animal sponsor? Not a problem! Sponsor an animal or join the Kids Conservation Club anytime through August 29, and you too will receive an invitation! Tours run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although tours are open to animal sponsors only, all zoogoers can enjoy activities in the Peck Welcome Center. See examples of enrichment items that members of Zoo Pride, the Society’s volunteer auxiliary, make for the animals. Check out our Sensory Safari program caters to visitors with special needs, allowing them to touch different animal mounts. Children will also enjoy animal-themed crafts and temporary tattoos. Additionally, kids can pick up a scavenger hunt sheet in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place for a chance to win animal sponsorships and other fun prizes.
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: “African Safari.” To register or for more information click here.