Behind the Scenes Weekend
March 9 & 10, 2013, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Free Zoo admission for Zoological Society members with ID.
Milwaukee County parking fee: $12.
Call the Milwaukee County Zoo at
(414) 256-5466 for information.
Everyone who loves the Zoo's trains will love this March event when they can go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo. This is the one time a year when you can visit the Train Shop and learn how the Zoo's charming steam engines and robust diesel engines are maintained. The Train Shop is near the Zoo's three greenhouses at the south end of the Zoo.
Meanwhile, in the central part of the Zoo, you can discover where warm-weather animals go during winter, a place called Winter Quarters. Many other Zoo areas will also be open! Members of Zoo Pride, the Zoological Society's volunteer auxiliary, will guide tours and answer questions.