Visit the Zoo

Zoo Rates & Hours

Hours

Now through Oct. 31, 2021, the Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with admission gates closing at 3:45 p.m. Animal buildings close 15 minutes prior to Zoo closing time.

Beginning June 1, masks are no longer required in outdoor areas at the Zoo. Masks and physical distancing will continue to be required inside all Zoo buildings. The Zoo’s outdoor habitats are currently open, along with most animal buildings open at 100% capacity. Primates of the World is closed.

Milwaukee County Zoo Admission Fees

  • January 2 through March, 2021
    Adults: $14.25
    Child (3 to 12): $11.25
    Child (2 and under): Free
    Senior Citizen (age 60 and over): $12.75

  • April 1 through October 31, 2021
    Adults: $16.75
    Child (3 to 12): $13.75
    Child (2 and under): Free
    Senior Citizen (age 60 and over): $15.75

  • November 1 through December 31, 2021
    Adults: $14.25
    Child (age 3 to 12): $11.25
    Child (2 and under): Free
    Senior Citizen (age 60 and over): $12.75

Milwaukee County residents with I.D. receive $1.75 off full price paid admission everyday except Wednesday. On Wednesdays, Milwaukee County residents are admitted at a reduced rate of $10.50 for adults and $8 for children (age 3 to 12).

Zoo Pass free Zoo admission and parking do not apply when visiting the Zoo on a school field trip or with a company picnic.

Parking

Passenger Cars: $15
Buses: $20

You may also join or renew online and within minutes receive a temporary Zoo Pass via e-mail that you may use the same day for admission.