Upcoming Events

  • Egg Day - canceled due to the health emergency
  • National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats - MOVED TO SEPT. 24
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  • World Penguin Day - canceled due to the health emergency
  • Zootastic - CANCELED
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  • Mother's Day at the Zoo
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Zoological Society Update: April 7, 2020

First, thank you for your continued support. Many of you have sent us such kind messages telling us how much you miss the Zoo and its animals and how you can’t wait to see us again. We are also looking forward to the day when we can see you at the Zoo!

Although the Zoo remains closed, our main office continues to be minimally staffed to process donations, Zoo Pass and Sponsor an Animal transactions. You can reach us by phone, seven days a week, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 414-258-2333. You can also make online transactions here. People will not be allowed into the Zoo to make purchases. If you are ordering a new pass or renewing your pass now, please be patient with us getting it in the mail because many staff are working remotely at this time.

We continue to email members and donors however are noticing issues with the following services: sbcglobal.net, att.net and wi.rr.com. We are receiving bounce backs resulting in email delivery failure. If you subscribe to one of these services, please make sure our email, info@zoosociety.org is an accepted email address. Or, please reach out to your email provider to request that our emails not be blocked. Thanks so much for your help.

As we have mentioned, once we have a firm reopening date for the Milwaukee County Zoo, we will be extending your Zoo Pass membership to make up for the time the Zoo was closed. Additionally, if you receive a renewal notice during this time and renew your Zoo Pass, it will be valid for one year from the date the Zoo reopens or one year from your current expiration date – whichever is later – so that your membership remains valid for a full twelve months. Any remaining attraction coupons on your account will also be extended in conjunction with your Zoo Pass.

We will continue to update members about their Zoo Passes and upcoming events. If we do not have an email for you on file, please contact us at membership@zoosociety.org or, 414-258-2333, so we can add one for you.

Check out some fun activities at or follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.  We miss seeing you and hope you are safe and well.

Milwaukee County Zoo closed indefinitely beginning March 15

Due to the national health emergency the Milwaukee County Zoo will be closed indefinitely, beginning Sunday, March 15. All Zoo and Zoological Society events and programs are cancelled during the closure. The safety of Zoo visitors, volunteers and staff are our top priority.  We will continue to update our visitors and members as developments occur via our websites and social media platforms.

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UPDATE: Education Programs Currently CLOSED through April 30

Our education programs are currently CLOSED through Thursday, April 30, 2020. Click the following for information specific to school programsKWT, or spring classes.

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Sendik's Food Markets Charity Partnership benefiting Adventure Africa

The Zoological Society is supporting the brand-new hippo habitat under construction now at the Zoo, and you can help us when you shop at Sendik’s Food Markets. Just ask to round up your total at the checkout to benefit the hippo exhibit.

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Zoo It All

Support Society & Zoo Conservation Efforts

Bringing iguanas back from near extinction to helping orangutans survive in the wild – these are just a few examples of projects the Zoological Society is raising funds for with this year’s appeal. The appeal will fund Zoological Society and Zoo conservation initiatives.

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Window to the Wild