Calendar of Events

May 10

Treat mom special on Mother’s Day with a Zoo visit! All moms receive FREE admission. (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

May 16 & 17

What does it really mean to go “Green” and why is it so important to our planet and its natural resources? Find out these answers and many more through a variety of activities!

May 18
Snooze at the Zoo Online Registration

Zoological Society members can register starting May 18. Non-member registration starts May 19.

May 21
Platypus Circle VIP Premiere of Expedition Dinosaur

From 6-9 p.m.

May 23 through Sep 7
Expedition Dinosaur

Tour this special outdoor exhibit, complete with moving, and sometimes spitting, robotic, life-sized dinosaur models. Sound effects included! ($2.50 per person)

May 23 through Sep 7
Kohl's Wild Theater Summer Performances at the Zoo
May 30 & 31
Scouting the Zoo

Three Harbors Council Boy Scouts have learned some very special skills and this weekend will showcase the skills through special demonstrations.

Jun 1 through Aug 13
Summer Camps
Jun 2 through Jun 4

Includes free admission for Zoo Pass members to the Zoo's special summer exhibit, Expedition Dinosaur, 5-9 p.m.

Jun 21
Father's Day at the Zoo

Now it’s dad’s turn… Treat dad special on Father’s Day with a Zoo visit! All dads receive FREE admission. (Regular parking and concession fees still apply.)

Jun 24 & Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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!

Jun 27
Jul 7
Platypus Circle Family Night

From 5-9 p.m.

Jul 7, 9 & 10
Kids' Nights
Jul 27
Aug 6
Platypus Circle President's Event

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

Aug 12 through Aug 15
Aug 20 through Aug 23
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 29
Sep 4
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 12 & 13
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 13
Ride on the Wild Side Bike Ride
Sep 15
Platypus Circle Annual Recognition Dinner

From 6-9 p.m.

Sep 19
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!

Oct 10

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

Oct 16 & 17
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 17
Wolf Awareness Day

Can you howl like a wolf? Test your skills in our howling contest. Learn about the significant role wolves play in our ecosystem. Make wolf-inspired crafts.

Oct 22
Zoo Brew
Oct 23 & 24
Halloween Spooktacular

Trick-or-treat through the Zoo! March in our Halloween costume parade. Watch our animals enjoy treat-filled pumpkins. Oct. 23 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 24 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Nov 7

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

Nov 14
Holiday Field Trip to Woodfield Mall and Ikea in Schaumburg, Ill.
Dec 5

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

Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20
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!

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