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Milwaukee County Zoo

A profile of the Milwaukee County Zoo


Milwaukee County Zoo

A giraffe at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Image by Carrie Trousil

From ring-tailed lemurs to snow leopards to long-armed crabs, the Milwaukee County Zoo is home to more than 2,200 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. With nearly 120 years of experience under its belt -- the zoo was established in 1892 in Washington Park -- the zoo is now recognized as one of the finest in the country. The Milwaukee County Zoo moved to its Blue Mound Road location in 1958, where currently more than 320 species of animals now reside on 200 acres of beautiful park land.

In addition to being one of the city's hottest attractions, especially during summer months, the zoo is also a popular spot for weddings and other rental events. Open 365 days per year, visitors are welcome to visit the zoo any time, even when most of the animals are tucked away indoors for the season.

Visiting the Milwaukee County Zoo

Where: 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd.


  • January & February, November & December: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
  • March - May 24: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
  • May 25 - September 2: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • September 3 - October 31: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily


  • January - March, November & December: General admission is $11.75 adults; $8.75 juniors; $10.25 seniors; free for kids under 2.
  • April - October: General admission is $14.25 adults; $11.25 juniors; $13.25 seniors; free for kids under 2.

Contact: (414) 256-5412

Website: www.milwaukeezoo.org

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