Events

Calendar of Events

Apr 28
Zootastic
May 3
VIP Premiere

6-9 p.m. Be the first to see the Milwaukee County Zoo's special exhibit before it opens to the general public!

May 6 through Sep 4
Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

From Body Worlds creator, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, this new blockbuster exhibition showcases 100 spectacular specimens, each preserved by the process of Plastination, invented by Dr. von Hagens.

May 14
Mother's Day at the Zoo

All moms receive FREE admission on their day; parking and concession fees still apply.

May 15
Snooze at the Zoo Online Registration

Zoological Society members can register starting May 15. Non-member registration starts May 16.

May 19
Endangered Species Day - S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals from Extinction)

An endangered animal will "vanish" from its exhibit today, drawing attention to the need for saving all animals from extinction. Hands-on activities will be featured.

May 20 & 21
Party for the Planet

Interactive activities will reveal what each of us can do to save our planet for the future.

May 27 through Sep 4
Kohl's Wild Theater

Kohl's Wild Theater provides conservation-themed theater performances using drama, songs and puppetry.

Jun 1 through Aug 14
Education Summer Camps
Jun 3 through Jun 4
Scouting the Zoo

Three Harbors Council Boy Scouts will present their conservation-related skills to visitors.

Jun 6 through Jun 8
Nights in June

Featuring food trucks.

Jun 18
Father's Day at the Zoo

All dads receive free admission today! Regular parking and concession fees still apply.

Jun 24
Jun 28 & Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 & Aug 2
Sunset Zoofari

Enjoy popular live bands on the Zoo's Flamingo Patio and see the animals at night! 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Jul 11, 13 & 14
Kids' Nights
Jul 31
Aug 3
Online registration for Education Fall Classes begins
Aug 9 through Aug 12
Snooze at the Zoo
Aug 11
World Elephant Day

Celebrate the planet's largest land mammal through interesting and interactive activities.

Aug 17 through Aug 20
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte at the Zoo

"Feast with the Beasts" and enjoy delicious food from local eateries. Animals are on display as popular, national and local live bands perform.

Aug 26
Animal Safari
Sep 1
Education Fall Classes begin
Sep 1
Senior Celebration

All guests 55 and over can join in senior-healthy offerings for FREE! Regular parking and concession fees apply.

Sep 9 & 10
Family Farm Weekend

Enjoy special down-home activities highlighting our state's rich farming history.

Sep 19
Platypus Circle Dinner

5:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate all the members of our Platypus Circle, with special recognition of our 25-year members and the Emu Egg Award recipient.

Sep 23
Trip to Cranberry Festival in Warrens, WI
Oct 5
Zoo Brew

Sample new brews, try new foods, meet new people and support the Zoological Society at this fun beer-sampling event at the Zoo. Must be 21+ to attend.

Oct 7
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Oct 13 & 14
Boo at the Zoo

See lit, hand-carved pumpkins, ride the "Raven's Rail" train, make your way through a haystack maze and more!

Oct 20 & 21
Halloween Spooktacular

October 20 - 6-9 p.m., October 21 - 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Trick-or-treat through the Zoo, march in the costume parade and join in ghoulishly fun activities.

Nov 2
Online registration for Education 2018 Spring Classes begins
Nov 4
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Nov 4
Holiday Trip to Chicago

We're headed back to downtown Chicago for a day of holiday fun!

Dec 1 through Dec 29
Fantastic Forest

Check out hundreds of imaginative, animal-themed ornaments, made by Milwaukee-area youth groups, decorating more than five dozen evergreen trees at the Zoo.

Dec 2
Family Free Day

Bring your family, friends and neighbors because Zoo admission is FREE on these six days! (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17
Breakfast & Lunch with Santa

Enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa Claus! New this year - breakfast will be served both days! Advanced reservations are required.