Sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan Senior Health
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Free Zoo admission 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for seniors ages 55 and older with an ID.
Milwaukee County parking fee: $12 (Zoo Pass Plus members receive free parking).
For details, call the Zoo at (414) 256-5466.
Waltz to polka, snap your fingers to jazz rhythms, and groove to the sounds of tiki-inspired music at this annual event at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Get a free tote bag and then check out more than 30 exhibitors at a senior-themed health and wellness fair in the Peck Welcome Center. Take a break to enjoy a few games of bingo, with gift-card prizes. Head outdoors and watch for imposing animals such as elephants, giraffes and bears as you join the Wisconsin Senior Olympics for a 1-mile walk through the Zoo. Dance to music at the Flamingo Patio and the Briggs & Stratton Zoo Terrace Stages, where you'll hear the Jeff Winard Band, Jimmy Madritsch & Friends, and The Revomatics play favorites from yesteryear. Entertainment is sponsored by San Camillo. Those looking for a little more action can partake in pickleball demos on the hour, courtesy of YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. Hungry? Be among the first 2,000 Zoo visitors and get complimentary cookies and ice cream. Box lunches will be available for $6.75.