Platypus Circle


President's Emerald Platypus Circle


President's Level Platypus Emerald President’s Emerald Platypus Circle members are a group of dedicated friends whose imagination and forethought have direct impact on our programs, animal care and exhibits. Together with other President’s Circle of Recognition members, they enjoy access to uniquely tailored behind-the-scenes experiences and private events with the ZSM President.

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  • 3 transferrable membership cards each offering unlimited admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo for up to eight people and parking for one car for one full year
  • 50 complimentary guest passes for admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo
  • 10 complimentary attraction passes valid for the Train, Zoomobile, SeaLion show or Carousel
  • 3 Behind the Scenes Basic Tours for up to six people each; during this two-hour entertaining and educational tour, you will experience a special peek behind the scenes, see off-exhibit areas and learn how we take care of our animals. You and your guests will be chauffeured by motorized cart and led by an experienced docent. There are seven specialized topics from which to choose.
  • 1 Behind the Scenes Premium Plus Tour – an ideal opportunity to experience the "VIP Voyage" for you and your five guests.
  • Each Tour will be presented with a commemorative photo. 
  • VIP invitations to exhibit premiers, the annual family picnic, and annual Platypus recognition dinner
  • Exclusive President’s Club recognition and events throughout the year
  • Onsite recognition on Milwaukee County Zoo Grounds
  • Company listing in our annual report, ZSM publications, website and donor wall
  • Subscriptions to Wild Things and Alive, the Zoological Society’s membership publications
  • Platy Passport e-newsletter with unique stories and information
  • Platy Press newsletter with in depth look at members, benefits and opportunities
  • 20% discount on Milwaukee County Zoo facility rentals
  • 10% discount on Milwaukee County Zoo gift shops
  • Reduced/free admission to 150 other Zoos and Aquariums across the country

Please note that the estimated fair market value of President’s Emerald Platypus benefits is $664.

Platypus Circle Levels:

Corporate Platypus Circle memberships begin at the $1,000 silver level.

  • Platypus Bronze
  • Platypus Silver
  • President's Level Platypus Gold
  • President's Level Platypus Emerald
  • President's Level Platypus Diamond
  • President's Level Platypus Platinum