Calendar of Events

Apr 27
May 13
Mother's Day at the Zoo

All moms receive FREE admission on their day; parking & concession fees still apply. Celebrate this day with a special event called "M.O.M." (Missing Orangutan Mothers), bringing attention and awareness to conserve this unique ape species.

May 19 & 20
Party for the Planet

Interactive and eco-friendly activities will reveal what each of us can do to save our planet for all living things as well as for future generations.

May 24
VIP Exhibit Premiere

By Invitation Only.
Be the first to see the Milwaukee County Zoo's special exhibit before it opens to the general public!

May 26 through Sep 3
Dinosaurs! A Jurassic Journey

Journey back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Enjoy life-size dinosaur replicas as you enter the Jurassic period to learn about the fascinating world of dinosaurs. ($3 per person)

May 26 through Sep 3
Kohl's Wild Theater

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

Jun 1 through Jun 3
Scouting the Zoo

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

Jun 1 through Aug 15
Education Summer Camps
Jun 4
Snooze at the Zoo Online Registration
Jun 5 through Jun 7
Nights in June
Jun 6, 9, 13 & 16
Jun 17
Father's Day at the Zoo

Celebrate dad this Father's Day at the Zoo. All dads receive FREE admission today! Regular parking & concession fees apply.

Jun 23
Zoo Ball
Jun 27 & Jul 5, 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1
Sunset Zoofari

Create melodies this summer and enjoy popular live bands on the Zoo's Flamingo Patio. See your favorite animals at night! 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Jul 10, 12 & 13
Kids' Nights
Jul 30
Jul 31
Platypus Circle President's Event

For members at the $2,500/Gold giving level; from 6-9 p.m.

Aug 2
Online registration for Education Fall Classes begins
Aug 8 through Aug 11
Snooze at the Zoo
Aug 10
World Elephant Day

Celebrate the Zoo's elephants, Ruth and Brittany, with interesting and interactive activities designed to raise awareness about these marvelous animals.

Aug 16 through Aug 19
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte at the Zoo

"Feast with the Beasts" and enjoy a variety of flavors from local eateries that will leave you craving more. Animals are on display as popular national and local live bands perform.

Aug 25
Animal Safari
Aug 31
Senior Celebration

All guests 55 and over can enjoy a FREE day at the Zoo, complete with engaging and energizing activities designed for seniors.  Regular parking & concession fees apply.

Sep 7
Fall Zoo Classes begin
Sep 8 & 9
Family Farm Weekend

Enjoy special farm-related activities highlighting our state's rich farming history.

Sep 9
Ride on the Wild Side Bike Ride
Sep 13
You & the Zoo (For Platypus and Serengeti Circle Members)

by Invitation Only.
6 p.m. Join us to celebrate our grantors, sponsors and corporate/patron members with special recognition of our 2018 Emu Egg Award recipient.

Sep 26, 29 & Oct 10, 13
Sep 29
Kids Conservation Club Workshop
Oct 4
Zoo Brew
Oct 6
Family Free Day

Mark your calendar for this special FREE day in 2018! Parking & concession fees apply.

Oct 12 & 13
Boo at the Zoo

Visitors will enjoy ghoulish fun this Halloween season. Travel through the haystack maze, take a ride on the "Raven's Rail" train and enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins!

Oct 19 & 20
Halloween Spooktacular

October 19 (6-9 p.m.) and October 20 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Carve out good times at the Zoo! Take part in the costume parade and join the Zoo for thrilling boos in a trick-or-treat haven.

Nov 3
Family Free Day

Mark your calendar for this special FREE day in 2018! Parking & concession fees apply.

Nov 8
Online registration for Education 2019 Spring Classes begins
Dec 1
Family Free Day

Mark your calendar for this special FREE day in 2018! Parking & concession fees apply.

Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16
Breakfast & Lunch with Santa

Enjoy a special breakfast or lunch with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus during the most wonderful time of the year! Breakfast and lunch will be served both days. Advanced reservations are required.

Dec 1 through Dec 28
Fantastic Forest