Milwaukee County Zoo

10001 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226- Map It
(414) 256-5412

AAA Editor Notes

Milwaukee County Zoo is 6 mi. w. on US 18 between US 45 and SR 100 at 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. More than 2,200 animals are displayed in five continental groupings. Among the animals are Humboldt penguins, African elephants and Alaska brown bears. Apes of Africa features lowland gorillas and pygmy chimpanzees. The Wolf Woods exhibit is home to a pack of three timber wolves. North American river otters, meerkats and ring-tailed lemurs are in the Small Mammals Building. The Aquatic and Reptile Center features endangered Chinese alligators and a 23,000-gallon Pacific Coast aquarium. Other highlights include the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country feline building and the Giraffe Experience. The Oceans of Fun Show is a 20-minute show featuring California sea lions and harbor seals. Also included is an educational dairy complex, a petting zoo and a miniature train that circles the zoo. The Sky Safari chair lift carries passengers above several animal habitats including the rhinoceros, wolf and sea lion enclosures. SkyTrail offers a challenging zip line and 24-element ropes course. Stroller and wheelchair rentals are available. Guided 25-minute tours are available aboard the Zoomobile tram. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
Apr.-Oct. $14.25; $13.25 (ages 60+); $11.25 (ages 3-12). Admission rest of year $11.75; $10.25 (ages 60+); $8.75 (ages 3-12). SkyTrail zip line $12. Ropes course $10; $6 (under 48 inches tall). Zoomobile guided tour $3; $2 (ages 3-12). Miniature train $2.50; $1.50 (ages 3-12). Rates may vary; phone ahead. Parking: $12.
Hours: Zoo open daily 9-5, late May-early Sept.; daily 9-4:30, early Mar.-late May and early Sept.-late Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 9:30-2:30, Sat.-Sun. 9:30-4:30, rest of year. Last admission 45 minutes before closing. Zoomobile, Sky Safari, SkyTrail, petting zoo and miniature train daily Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. in spring and fall. Animals in Action shows daily at various times. Oceans of Fun Show daily at 10:30, noon, 1:30 and 3, Memorial Day-Labor Day (weather permitting). Phone ahead to confirm schedule.