Calendar of Events

Apr 25
May 11

Share in Mom’s Day with a trip to the Zoo! All moms are admitted free on their special day!

May 17 & 18

“Go Green” and enjoy Zoo activities spotlighting the importance of preserving our resources.

May 19

Zoological Society members can register starting May 19. Non-member registration starts May 20.

Jun 2 - 4

Enjoy dinner with the animals at our first annual Food Truck Safari, featuring seven food trucks and free admission to the special summer exhibit.

Jun 4, 7, 11 & 14
Jun 15
Father's Day at the Zoo

Now it’s Dad’s turn to enjoy the Zoo for free! All fathers are admitted free to celebrate the day!

Jun 25 & Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sunset Zoofari

Enjoy warm summer evenings of hot bands on the Zoo’s Flamingo Patio.

Jun 28
Jul 8
Platypus Circle Family Picnic

A delightful evening spent under the stars checking out what the animals do when the zoo is usually closed! Platypus members and their families will enjoy a delicious picnic and special surprises in a private location on the grounds and then venture into the Zoo for lots more fun!

Jul 8, 10 & 11
Kids' Nights for Zoo Pass members
Jul 28
Aug 6 - 9
Aug 14 - 17
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte

Our “Feast with the Beasts” showcases the city’s finest restaurants and the hottest local bands.

Aug 23

This special behind-the-scenes event is open for animal sponsors and donors. Get access to areas not normally open to the public. 

Aug 29
Senior Celebration

Guests 55+ are admitted free and can join in free health and wellness activities and entertainment.

Sep 6 & 7
Family Farm Weekend

Enjoy a bushel full of fun--a children’s tractor-pull, cooking demos and down-home musical fare.

Sep 13
Elephant Appreciation Day

See the HUGE role these mammals play in our natural world, through activities, games and fun.

Sep 14
Sep 16
Platypus Circle Annual Recognition Dinner

An evening dedicated to honoring and thanking our treasured Platypus Circle donors.

Oct 17 & 18
Boo at the Zoo

Wind your way through a haystack maze, ride the “Raven’s Rail” train and create spooky crafts! 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Oct 18
Wolf Awareness Day

Take part in wild wolf fun--see our pack eat, join the Howling Contest and look at wolf “toys.”

Oct 21
Simba Circle Annual Recognition Dinner
Oct 23
Zoo Brew
Oct 24 & 25
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular

Halloween fun includes a costume parade, musical light show and trick-or-treating in the Zoo!
Oct. 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nov 1
Nov 15
Field Trip to Chicago for Holiday Shopping
Dec 6
Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21
Breakfast and Lunch with Santa

Enjoy a special meal with Santa, musical fun and a special holiday gift.

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