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Milwaukee County Zoo | Parking, Hours, Tickets, Information

Milwaukee County Zoo


5 Things You Need To Know

Milwaukee County Zoo Hours

The Milwaukee County Zoo has varying hours throughout the year. Here's the schedule:

From September 5 through October 31:

  • Daily: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

From November 1 through December 31:

  • Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Weekends: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Please note that admission gates close 45 minutes prior to the zoo's closing time, and animal buildings close 15 minutes before closing. This schedule allows visitors to enjoy the zoo while providing the animals with a consistent routine.

Milwaukee County Zoo Parking

Parking at the Milwaukee County Zoo is available at the following rates:

  • Passenger Vehicle: $15

  • Buses: $20


Here are the ticket prices for the Milwaukee County Zoo:

  • Adult (13 and over): $17.75

  • Child (3 - 12): $14.75

  • Infant (0 - 2): Free

  • Senior (60 and over): $16.75

Popular Animals

The Milwaukee County Zoo is home to a diverse range of animals, and here are some of the popular and fascinating species you can encounter:

  1. Rockhopper Penguin: Known for their distinctive appearance and spirited personalities, these penguins are a delight to watch.

  2. Green Anaconda: As one of the largest snake species in the world, the green anaconda is a captivating and powerful creature.

  3. Snow Leopard: With their elusive nature and stunning spotted coat, snow leopards are a rare and majestic sight.

  4. Gentoo Penguin: These penguins are known for their striking red-orange beaks and white-feathered faces, making them a favorite among visitors.

  5. Harbor Seal: Playful and agile, harbor seals are a joy to observe as they swim and interact in their aquatic habitat.

  6. Reticulated Giraffe: The distinctive and elegant reticulated giraffes are a must-see, known for their striking coat pattern.

  7. Hippopotamus: These massive mammals are both impressive and endearing, making them a captivating species to encounter.

Gift Shop

The Milwaukee County Zoo's gift shop offers a selection of items for visitors to choose from, including:

  • Toys: Find a variety of toys, including plush animals and other zoo-themed playthings.

  • Apparel: Explore clothing options, such as t-shirts, hats, and more, featuring zoo-themed designs.

  • Souvenirs: Discover a range of souvenirs that allow you to take home a piece of the zoo experience.

  • Books: If you're interested in learning more about the animals and wildlife, you can find books on various topics related to zoology and conservation.

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