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

17oct5:30 pm9:00 pmBoo at the Zoo: Drive-Thru!Presented by Prairie Farms Dairy

20oct9:30 am11:50 pmFall Zoo Class Non-Member Registration Begins

21oct5:30 pm9:00 pmBoo at the Zoo: Drive-Thru!Presented by Prairie Farms Dairy

06nov9:30 am4:30 pmFamily Free DaySponsored by North Shore Bank & FOX6

13nov4:00 pm5:30 pmZumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo: Session I

13nov6:30 pm8:00 pmZumba® Fitness Party at the Zoo: Session II

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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!

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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 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!

Pedal Past the Animals

Ride on the Wild Side is back at the Zoo. This is the one time a year you can ride your bike in the Milwaukee County Zoo. Ride on the [...]

September 13, 2021|

Hippo Heaven

The Zoological Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year is all about one of the biggest animals at the Zoo, the hippo. The new hippo habitat is open to the public, [...]

August 10, 2021|

Leap to the Green

Playing for birdie takes on a whole new meaning during this fundraiser for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. The Zoological Society’s annual Birdies & Eagles ity golf tournament is held [...]

July 13, 2021|

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!

COVID Test Training

COVID-19 not only changed the lives of humans; it also impacted the animals at the Zoo. Very quickly, animal experts around the globe discovered big cats like tigers, jaguars [...]

September 1, 2021|

Safe & Sound

In April 2021, the Milwaukee County Zoo welcomed a new gorilla troop made up of females Dotty and Nadami and male Oliver. While all of the animals at [...]

September 1, 2021|

A Territorial Beauty

Hornrietta is an eye- and ear-catching animal inside the Zoo. She and her mate, Niles, are southern ground hornbills. Their brightly colored wattles next to their black feathers are [...]

July 1, 2021|