Fantastic Forest

Sponsored by
Hawks Landscape

Dec. 1-28, 2018

Fantastic Forest

The Milwaukee County Zoo is the only place you will find an elephant, a hippo and a zebra in a tree together! It’s all part of the Fantastic Forest, where we combine our love for the holidays and animals.

Come and see hundreds of handmade animal ornaments hanging from 63 evergreen trees at the Zoo. Milwaukee-area youth groups will make the ornaments for this year’s theme, “Take a Tour Around the Zoo”. To go with this year’s theme, categories are based on the residents of various animal buildings/areas right here at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

You can visit the Fantastic Forest in the Zoo’s U.S. Bank Gathering Place, from Dec. 1 through Dec. 28, 2018. Enjoy the colors, animals and imagination child artists will bring to each tree.

For more information on how to register your youth group for the Zoological Society’s Trim-a-Tree project, download the registration form or email Space is limited and trees are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Tree shapes and sizes will vary.

Don’t forget to stop by the zookeeper-hosted Giving Tree, adorned with ornaments of “toys” Zoo animals need. To donate to the Giving Tree, call 414-771-3040. The Fantastic Forest is sponsored by Hawks Landscape, which is donating the trees.

Fantastic Forest Photo Gallery

Scroll through photos from past Trim-A-Tree and Fantastic Forest events.