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Get access to exciting benefits, VIP opportunities, while deepening your support of the Zoological Society by joining the Platypus Circle. Platy members are like-minded individuals, families, corporations and foundations who recognize the value of a true community gem – the Milwaukee County Zoo and often say, “I want to do more to help!”

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Making a Difference

Support through the Platypus Circle makes a huge difference. Thanks to members of the Platypus Circle, we are able to offer summer camps for disadvantaged youth, provide Zookeeper conservation trips, support Zoo exhibit upgrades and so much more. The Zoological Society also offers our Platy members  great benefits like transferable membership cards that allow free regular admission and parking into the Zoo, invitations to VIP events, behind-the-scenes tour(s) and more!

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Individual Platypus
Circle Membership

Platypus Circle members share a passion for supporting the Milwaukee County Zoo, conserving endangered species and educating people about the importance of wildlife and the environment. Memberships for individuals and families start at $750 with increased benefits at varying levels.

As a member of this elite group, you are invited to VIP events throughout the year and a sneak peek at the summer exhibit. Other benefits include transferable membership cards that allow up to eight people in one vehicle to get free Zoo admission and parking. Unlike a Zoo Pass, you can lend your card to friends and family as they are fully transferable with no ID required. Each year, your membership includes at least one private, behind-the-scenes tour – a priceless benefit for Platy members.

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Corporate Platypus
Circle Membership

A Platypus Circle corporate membership offers a cost-effective way to reward your employees and entertain important clients. Platypus Circle memberships are very popular with employees and can offer exceptional, added employee benefits including an enhancement to your company’s benefits program. Memberships begin at $1,000.

As a thank-you for joining the Platypus Circle, you can enjoy benefits including year-round admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo with transferable membership cards (each card provides FREE admission for up to eight people and includes parking for one vehicle), sign recognition inside the Milwaukee County Zoo and discounts on Zoo facility rentals.

Get Access to Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Individual and Corporate Platypus Circle members are treated to a minimum of one behind-the-scenes tour for up to six people. Invite your family, friends, coworkers or clients to join you on a unique opportunity to learn some in-depth information about animals, the care they receive, and see some of the inner workings of the Zoo that are otherwise inaccessible to the general public.

Already a Platy member? Call our Tour Line at 414-276-0843 to schedule a tour between May through October.

Interested in becoming a Platy member to get this special benefit, call 414-918-6153 or fill out this quick and easy form.

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Important Tour Scheduling Notice:

Due to COVID and for the health and safety of the Zoo’s animals, tours are suspended until further notice.  Tour certificates that have an expiration of March 2020 or later will be honored for a period of one year when tours resume.

Please visit our FAQ page for more information about the Platypus Circle membership!
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