Behind the Scenes Weekend
March 8 & 9, 2014, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Free Zoo admission for Zoological Society members with ID.
Milwaukee County parking fee: $12.
Call (414) 256-5466 for information.
What does a gorilla eat for dinner? Where do the zebras go in winter? Who operates the train? Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo during this special weekend where you can peek inside or behind animal exhibits.
Stop by the Zoo's Commissary for a first-hand look at how animal food is prepared. Then check out Winter Quarters, where warm weather animals stay for winter. At the Train Shop, learn the ins-and-outs of the Zoo's steam engines and diesel engines. Members of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee's volunteer auxiliary, Zoo Pride, will guide these tours (and many others!) and answer questions. Locations are subject to change.