Conserve. Educate. Support.

Join the Zoological Society in our mission to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Conserve. Educate. Support.

Join the Zoological Society in our mission to conserve wildlife and endangered species, provide educational opportunities that reinforce the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Find Out More

Upcoming Events

28may9:00 am5:00 pmSummer Special Exhibit: Dino Don’s Dragon KingdomSponsored by Sendik's Food Market

25jun6:00 pmFeaturedZoo BallPresented by Molson Coors

04jun9:00 am5:00 pmScouting the Zoo

07jun5:00 pm8:00 pmMembers-Only Nights in JuneSponsored by Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®

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Share the wonder of the animal kingdom and create memories to last a lifetime. Join the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo for creative and educational events that inspire a better world. Explore the Zoo, discover something new, and find your favorite way to help conserve endangered species, wildlife and the environment.

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Enjoy More with a Zoo Pass!

Purchase a yearly Zoo Pass and get free regular admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo, free or discounted admission for over 150 nationwide zoos and aquariums, access to members-only events and discounts on enriching classes and programs created for all ages! Every Zoo Pass purchase supports our conservation programs and the Zoo’s animals.

From individual passes to full-family fun, we’ve got a Zoo Pass option for everyone! We have exhibits, programs, and classes all year long to help you have the best summer ever or cure those winter blues. Join us in building a better community; creating opportunities to conserve endangered species, wildlife and the environment; and helping inspire future generations to make our world a better place.

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Our Conservation Efforts

We’re working to build a better world for all living things. At the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, we create and participate in conservation initiatives that work to address the conservation of endangered species in the wild and those breeding in human care. We invest in conservation education, monitor high-risk species, and focus on preserving natural and zoo habitats.

Every Zoo Pass you purchase, class you attend, and program you participate in brings us another step closer to our conservation goals. Together, we can make a difference!

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Education Opportunities

Because education is a core component of our mission, we work to create Zoo classes, camps and programs for our community. We have one of the largest zoo education programs in the country, hosting nearly 250,000 encounters with guests annually!

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Get Interactive with Our Classes & Camps

Our unique classes and camps foster creative engagement, provide hands-on experiences and inspire wildlife enthusiasts of all ages to take conservation action. We offer classes all year long, so there’s something for everyone!

Explore Our Classes & Camps

Schedule a School Program

Developed in accordance with academic and environmental education standards, our classes provide opportunities for children to interact with and observe real-life animal biofacts. Some of our classes even include a live animal component! Take your students on an interactive field trip they’ll never forget or bring the fun to your school and schedule us for a virtual visit!

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Enjoy the Theater

Kohl’s Wild Theater performs educational and interactive performances that make wildlife conservation come alive through drama, music and puppetry! Guests of all ages can engage in our performances during their summer visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo. We even bring our live, educational, family-friendly shows to schools, libraries and community events within a 60-mile radius of the Zoo, completely free of charge!

Experience Zoo Theater

Education Opportunities

Because education is a core component of our mission, we work to create Zoo classes, camps and programs for our community. We are one of the largest zoo education programs in the country, hosting nearly 250,000 encounters with guests annually!

Classes And Camps Circle

Get Interactive with Our Classes & Camps

Our unique classes and camps foster creative engagement, provide hands-on experiences and inspire wildlife enthusiasts of all ages to take conservation action. We offer classes all year long, so there’s something for everyone!

Explore Our Classes & Camps

Schedule A Program Circle

Schedule a School Program

Developed in accordance with academic and environmental education standards, our classes provide opportunities for children to interact with and observe real-life animal biofacts. Some of our classes even include a live animal component! Take your child on an interactive field trip they’ll never forget or bring the fun to your school and schedule us for a visit!

Learn How

Enjoy The Theater Circle

Enjoy the Theater

Kohl’s Wild Theater performs educational and interactive performances that make wildlife conservation come alive through drama, music and puppetry! Guests of all ages can engage in our performances during their summer visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo. We even bring our live, educational, family-friendly shows to schools, libraries and community events within a 60-mile radius of the Zoo, completely free of charge!

Experience Zoo Theater

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SUPPORTING THE ZOO

What began as an informal group of community leaders dedicated to raising funds for and bringing animals to the Zoo in 1910 has grown into a full non-profit organization now dedicated to conservation and education while continuing our original mission to support the Milwaukee County Zoo. Together with the Zoo, we work to drive attendance; enhance awareness; and build functional, safe and natural habitats for the Zoo’s incredible animals. We also work to raise funds to cover the cost of creating and maintaining educational and innovative programs for the community and to fund several of the Zoo’s wildlife research and conservation projects.

How We Help the Zoo

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Join us in working to conserve wildlife, endangered species, and the environment. Let’s make a difference together and create life-long memories while we’re doing it. Pursue a passion for conservation, a respect for nature, and love for animals while encouraging future generations to get involved.

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Every Zoo Pass you purchase, class you attend, and program you participate in brings us another step closer to our conservation goals. Together, we can make a difference!

ZSM in the News

Stay up to date with everything we’ve got going on here at the Zoological Society of Milwaukee! Check out our most recent news features and articles!

Final Fundraising Push

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is thrilled to be in the final fundraising stretch for Adventure Africa inside the Milwaukee County Zoo. Almost exactly four years ago the Society publicly [...]

May 24, 2022|

No Mow May

This spring, consider putting a hold on mowing your lawn, raking up leaves or cleaning up your garden. At the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, we encourage you to participate in [...]

May 24, 2022|

Animal Tales

We love animals, and we want to share their stories with you! Check out Animal Tales to learn more about the animals that live at the Zoo, what they’ve been up to, and what they like to do!

Young, Enthusiastic and Vigilant

Don’t be fooled by his name. Bean may sound cute and little but the new male caribou is a strong protector. Bean joined the two resident females, Rosie and [...]

January 1, 2022|

Caring for Wild Birds

The Zoo is filled with animals from around the world and locally. Guests can see them in buildings or their outdoor habitats. But the Zoo and Zoological Society also [...]

November 1, 2021|

Totally Tubular

Dozens of trees inside the Zoo are feeling blue. No, that doesn’t mean they’re sad; it means they are getting some extra power and nutrients to grow big and [...]

November 1, 2021|