Events

Calendar of Events

Now through Sep 5
BUGS! Larger than Life
Jun 29 & Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3
Sunset Zoofari

Dance the night away to popular live bands on the Zoo’s Flamingo Patio, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. See the animals at night!

Jul 3
Military/Veterans Family Day

Free admission for military/veterans and their families. Admission tickets available at the end of May from your local County Veterans Service Office (CVSO). Tickets are required for entry and available for immediate family only, with a limit of 10 tickets per family.

Jul 12, 14 & 15
Kids' Nights
Jul 25
Aug 10 through Aug 14
Snooze at the Zoo
Aug 18 through Aug 21
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte at the Zoo

"Feast with the Beasts" and enjoy scrumptious food from local restaurants. See popular, national and local live bands performing throughout the Zoo.

Aug 27
Sep 2
Senior Celebration

FREE admission for our young-at-heart, age 55 and over, visitors! Meet with health and wellness exhibitors, dance to music from the past or join a 1-mile walk through Zoo grounds. (Regular parking and concession fees apply.)

Sep 10 & 11
Family Farm Weekend

Enter the milk chugging contest with others in your age group! Visit our Farmer’s Market. Watch cooking demonstrations. Kids can compete in the tractor-pull contest. So many farm & family-friendly activities to enjoy!

Sep 11
Ride on the Wild Side Bike Ride
Sep 17
Elephant Appreciation Day

Learn all about the earth’s largest land mammal. Special events are designed to spread awareness and highlight the conservation efforts for these majestic, endangered animals. Tour the elephant barn!

Sep 20
Platypus Circle Recognition Dinner

6-9 p.m. Special recognition and thanks for Platypus Circle members ($500 level and higher)

Sep 29
Zoo Brew
Oct 8
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 14 & 15
Boo at the Zoo

Visit our pumpkin patch filled with hand-carved, glowing pumpkins. Ride the "Raven's Rail" train. Enjoy many scary, family-friendly but ghoulishly fun activities. (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Oct 15
Wolf Awareness Day

Join us for a fun day to learn about the significant role wolves play in our natural world.

Oct 21 & 22
Halloween Spooktacular

Trick-or-treat through the Zoo! March in our Halloween costume parade. Watch our animals enjoy treat-filled pumpkins. Oct. 21 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 22 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Nov 5
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 3
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 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18
Breakfast & Lunch with Santa

Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews. Dine with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Participate in holiday music sing-a-longs. A special gift for each child!