Events

Beasties™ Safari, sponsored by Blue Moon

Beasties™ Safari: The Project

Beasties Safari, presented by Blue Moon, is an exciting public art project that provides visual representations of Beasties™ zoo animals while raising funds to support the enhancement of our “Adventure Africa” exhibit.  Dozens of local businesses have generously sponsored these whimsical creatures which have been designed and painted by local artists.

Beasties™ Safari

16' Beastie generously donated by David J. Frank

Beasties™ Safari: The Exhibit

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee proudly presents Beasties Safari, presented by Blue Moon.  Explore the fun and whimsical Beasties, designed by Milwaukee artist Dennis Pearson, on zoo grounds and throughout the Milwaukee and Waukesha area. Beasties will be on exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo and throughout the community from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

You can purchase 2” beasties (in a variety of primary colors) in the Zoo’s gift shops. All proceeds benefit the new elephant exhibit.

Beasties Safari Map (PDF)

Beasties Safari Google Map

Beasties™ Instagram Contest

When you spot a Beastie, stop in your tracks, take a selfie and join our Instagram contest. Winners are randomly selected every four weeks until Labor Day.

Beasties™ Safari: The Auction

Own a Beastie – it’s easy! Browse our Beastie gallery, bid on your favorite and give it a forever home. Auction instructions are available to get you started and you can decide which pick-up/delivery option works best for you. If a Beastie isn’t in your future, you can still donate now to support the construction of our Adventure Africa exhibit.

Take a look at the available Beasties and place your bid(s) here.

Bidding takes place from 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 15.