Our vision for the Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens is to create an interactive, vibrant and barrier-free Zoo environment. The New Zoo will be a place where people develop knowledge of, compassion for and commitment to nature's future through the quality of their experiences. We are confident that the steps we take to enhance the Zoo experience will lay the foundation for exhibits that are even more exciting, with educational programs and facilities that will benefit the greater Milwaukee community and future generations.

– Jack McKeithan, Campaign Chair
Zoological Society of Milwaukee

These projects represent the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s vision to strengthen the Milwaukee County Zoo’s programs and create an even more exciting, engaging experience for all Zoo visitors.

Our goal is to make the Milwaukee County Zoo one of the premier zoological facilities in the nation by:

  • Promoting conservation and education
  • Redefining and expanding the traditional Zoo experience
  • Continuing our support for the Zoo
  • Developing new partnerships with the Zoo
  • Improve animal exhibits and facilities
  • Provide more choices in the Zoo experience
  • Increase attendance at the Zoo
  • Make the Zoo more "visitor friendly" and handicap-accessible
  • Preserve the forested areas of the Zoo

The Kresge Foundation Challenge Has Been Met!

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee has met a challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation in the amount of $700,000. This critical support helped us complete the remaining project of the New Zoo II Capital Campaign.

The New Zoo II Capital Campaign includes the following projects:

The U.S. Bank Gathering Place — 2008
The Miller Brewing Company Giraffe Experience — 2006
Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country — 2005
Northwestern Mutual Family Farm — 2005
The Karen Peck Katz Conservation Education Center — 2004
New Animal Health Center — 2003
Macaque Island — 2002
The New Lakeview Place Restaurant — 2002
Holz Family Impala Country — 2001

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