Henry Vilas Zoo

702 S. Randall Ave.
Madison, WI 53715- Map It
Phone: (608) 266-4732

AAA Editor Notes

Henry Vilas Zoo is on Lake Wingra at 702 S. Randall Ave. Founded in 1911, the 30-acre park contains more than 600 animals. Major attractions include a primate center, tropical rain forest aviary, Herpetarium, Discovery Center and a wildlife-themed carousel. The Arctic Passage exhibit features underwater viewing of polar bears and harbor seals. Rental strollers and wheelchairs are available. Food is available.
Free. Carousel or train ride $1.50.
Hours: Grounds open daily 9:30-5. Buildings open daily 10-4. Zoo closes at noon on Jan. 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25 and 31.