Snooze at the Zoo

Sponsored by
Post Consumer Brands   Sentry Foods

Wednesday, Aug. 7; Thursday, Aug. 8; Friday, Aug. 9; or Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019

Snooze at the Zoo

Registration begins at 5 p.m. each evening. All campers must strike down tents and remove supplies by 9 a.m. the following morning before the Zoo opens.

Cost: See below. Reduced pricing available for Zoological Society members and guests.

Ordinarily, sleeping under the stars in the vicinity of bears would be dangerous — but not if you’re at the Milwaukee County Zoo! You can snooze near bears and other exotic animals at the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s popular campout. Each night features a movie, kid-friendly activities, s’mores around a group campfire and a picnic dinner. The next morning, enjoy breakfast and a day at the Zoo! This Society fundraiser is a fun, safe camping experience for families (especially for first-time campers) and youth groups such as Girl and Boy Scouts. It’s the only time each year when the general public can camp at the Zoo. Special thanks to entertainment sponsor Educators Credit Union and s’mores sponsor The Sleep Wellness Institute.

This popular event fills quickly, and we encourage you to register early. Registration is held online on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be registered as soon as you submit your payment information. If you or a member of your party has special needs, please let us know in the comments area online.

Last year’s event raised more than $65,000 for the Zoological Society and its support of the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Registration is limited and fills up fast. Zoological Society members and non-members can choose Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday night to attend. Registrations will only be accepted online. Register online or call 414-258-2333 with questions. You must pre-register; fees are not refundable.

Special Offer: Get campsite rate discounts when you send in a Sentry Foods cash-register receipt showing the purchase of any 2 Post or Malt-O-Meal Cereals.

  • $10 discount for a family or $3 discount for an individual.
  • Mail your Sentry Foods receipt and a copy of your confirmation, as well as your name and address, to:
    Zoological Society of Milwaukee
    Snooze Discount
    10005 W. Bluemound Road
    Milwaukee, WI 53226-4383
  • The account you used to register will be credited once this information is received. 

Please see the What to Keep in Mind page for important information to remember before you register.

Registration Fees

  Zoological Society Member Non-Member
Adult (age 13+) $50 $55
Child (3-12) * $35 $40
Family of 4 $150 $185

* Children 2 and under are welcome to attend the event with their family; however, they do not receive a T-shirt or meal coupons.

Registration is now closed

Snooze at the Zoo Photo Gallery

Scroll through photos from past Snooze at the Zoo events.

Please contact our office at (414) 258-2333 with questions.

To be added to the Snooze at the Zoo mailing list and for additional information, contact the Zoological Society Special Events Office at 414-258-2333 or

Snooze at the Zoo