Kids’ Nights for Zoo Pass Members
Sponsored by WaterStone Bank

July 9 (Tuesday), 11 (Thursday) OR 12 (Friday), 2013
5:15 to 9:00 p.m.

Free admission with Zoological Society Zoo Pass card & ID.
Reduced Milwaukee County parking fee: $11 from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Zoo Pass Plus members receive free parking.

Your invitation will be mailed in June.

Braydon T. and Cailey M. play a heated game of “Hot Potato” with a plush-toy leopard.
Braydon T. and Cailey M. play a game of “Hot Potato” with a plush-toy leopard at a previous event.

Don't let the name of this Zoological Society, members-only annual event fool you—this festival is fun for the entire family. Members are invited to one of three nights to enjoy the Milwaukee County Zoo at night when it's still light outside. Expect all sorts of fun activities, musical entertainment and, naturally, food. You can purchase dinner from a variety of vendors. Plus, the entire Zoo and all animal buildings will be open after hours (the Herb and Nada Mahler Family Aviary will close at dusk). You will also get half-price admission to the Zoo's special summer exhibit: Sting Ray & Shark Bay, sponsored by Sendik's Food Markets. This $1.00 admission price starts at 5:15 p.m. every day of the event (Zoological Society of Milwaukee members must present their Zoo Pass card and photo ID for reduced admission).

Live entertainment includes Kohl's Wild Theater (KWT) at the KWT stage in the farm area. You can also watch the Trinity Irish Dancers step dance in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place. Your little budding rock star will love performing with UB the Band, sponsored by American Family Insurance and located on the Briggs & Stratton Zoo Terrace stage. Kids can dance off excess energy to tunes played by DJ Tim Sledge at the Flamingo Stage. Check out the eco-themed music of the Chickadees at the Lakeview Stage, sponsored by Lifeway Foods; and watch Wild Willy show off his amazing juggling skills.

You'll need energy to keep up with your kids. So fill your tummy with yummy food. Enjoy mouthwatering barbecue from Saz's Catering. Relish Asian delights from Wong's Wok. Find out what makes Palermo's® Pizza so popular (hint: it tastes great!). And slurp noodles to your heart's content at the Noodles & Company stand. Back by popular demand this year are food trucks. Try truly original tacos—known as "globacos"—at the Fast Foodie, LLC. Or, get your cheese fix at the Gouda Girls Truck, because cheese is an integral part of a Wisconsin diet!

You can also buy our new sting ray/shark T-shirts and plush-toy animals or sponsor an animal at the Zoological Society's Extravaganzoo Sale in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place. In the Peck Welcome Center kids can get "inked" with temporary tattoos and enjoy craft activities. Additional entertainment includes martial arts demonstrations by Karate America and a Mad Science show.

The Penzeys Spices Carousel and the North Shore Bank Safari Train will run till dusk (weather permitting) at regular prices. To accommodate traffic flow at the Zoo, the Zoomobile will not operate. You are invited to the event on the night specified on your invitation, which will arrive in mid-June; however, if that date is inconvenient, you may attend on one of the other evenings. The event will be held rain or shine. All activities (including reduced sting ray/shark exhibit admission) start after 5:15 p.m., when parking is $11 (Zoo Pass Plus members get free parking). Parking during the day is the regular price of $12. The Zoo's admission gates will close for the day by 4:15 p.m. and re-open for this membersonly event at 5:15 p.m.; however, members may stay in the Zoo during this time. The aviary will close at dusk.

Special Offer: Visit any WaterStone Bank between June 10 and July 5, 2013, show your Zoo Pass card, and get one ticket good for a free ride on the Penzeys Spices Carousel during Kids’ Nights. Visit for branch locations.

Special thanks to our Kids' Nights sponsor:
WaterStone Bank
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