Milwaukee County Zoo

Currently Closed
  • Address: 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4147713040
  • Ticket Price: 14 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids

Milwaukee County Zoo was opened in 1892 to display small birds and mammals. Around 200 acres area of this zoo houses more than eighteen hundred animals. Besides local gorilla Samson, Milwaukee County Zoo is also considered as the second birthplace of siamangs and polar bears. Major exhibits of the zoo are comprised of –

  • Humboldt penguins of Taylor’s family
  • Aviary of more than sixty species including Bali mynah, scarlet ibis, Caribbean flamingo, , rhinoceros hornbill, and lots more.
  • Japanese Macaques
  • Reptiles and other aquatic creatures
  • Otto Brochette
  • Primates of earlier world

Whenever you are paying a visit in Milwaukee County Zoo, you would be delighted to train safari through the zoo on its 381 mm gauge miniature railway track.

  • Do not feed the animals.
  • Children need to have an adult supervisor.

January 1 through March 31 & November 1 through December 31:

  • Adult: $ 11.75
  • Child (age 3 to 12): $ 8.75
  • Child (2 and under): Free
  • Senior Citizen (age 60 and over): $ 10.25

April 1 through October 31:

  • Adult: $ 14.25
  • Child (age 3 to 12): $ 11.25
  • Child (2 and under): Free
  • Senior Citizen (age 60 and over): $ 13.25

Free Entry for Milwaukee residents on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years.

For group rates, rentals prices and discounts, visit the official website.

  • Timings may change every year. Visit the official website for more information.
  • Small Mammals building opens at 10.00 am. Entrance gates close 45 minutes prior to Zoo closing time. Animal buildings close 15 minutes prior to Zoo closing time.

  • By Bus: At Bluemound & Stcamillus #521
  • By Train: At Safari Train Main Station
  • By Taxi
  • By Car/Bike

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  • Milwaukee County Zoo Address: 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226, United States
  • Milwaukee County Zoo Contact Number: +1-4147713040
  • Milwaukee County Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Milwaukee County Zoo Price: 14 USD
  • Best time to visit Milwaukee County Zoo(preferred time): 09:30 am - 01:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Milwaukee County Zoo: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 55.42% of people who visit Milwaukee include Milwaukee County Zoo in their plan

  • 64.91% of people start their Milwaukee County Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Milwaukee County Zoo

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Milwaukee County Zoo

People normally club together Miller Park and Miller Brewery while planning their visit to Milwaukee County Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It's even better than I remember, and I used to go at least once a year as a kid (for at least 15 years)! My husband and I went with our 2 girls, my mom, his brother, and our niece. We had no problem navigating the zoo or getting into doorways with our strollers, and even we adults were entertained! The girls (ages 2 and 3) were overjoyed at everything, and I'm honestly surprised at how often we could clearly see even the big animals! The one that we missed was the elephant, but we did get to see her in the viewing area! The lionesses were a huge hit with all of the girls. They kept shrieking 'KITTY! BIG KITTY!' The stands and gift shop are a total rip off, but that's to be expected. We still bought souvenir cups and stuffed animals, because it was a super special occasion and we had prepared for it. I'm so happy they still have the plastic mold and penny machines!!! I still have some of my old ones, and now my girls can add to our collection! It's almost a 2 hour drive for us, but we will be back, most likely once a year!

  • I love our Zoo. It it's so big that you have to come back for a week to see it all but it is big enough to fill your day with great animal sights and activities. The giraffe exhibit is beautiful and can't wait to see what's to come for the elephant one! I am a life long zoo person, visiting all of them on trips but I can say (and I'm not being biased!) that Milwaukee has one incredible zoo with many attractions. That train NEVER gets old!

  • This is a terrific zoo. With renovations, as long as they continue, this will be a truly great zoo. The zoo grounds are easy to walk, but if you need to rest, there are a good number of benches to accommodate the weary guest. There are volunteers throughout the zoo who are knowledgeable and who seem to truly love the animals. The maps are easy to read, but if you don't want to carry one around, the walkways are clearly marked. There are nice, clean restrooms throughout the zoo and, during the summer, there are plenty of places to purchase snacks and beverages. Be prepared to pay high prices for food and drinks though! With the renovations, the new animal living areas are sure to enhance the animals' lives by giving them more room and better facilities for their care.

  • The zoo had a wonderful assortment of creatures. The Flora and fauna we're lovely. The people that I came with were enthralled with the animals. The staff giving tours and providing education to guests should have been more educated because they misspoke about a species of penguin and a species of reptile. I know that it is minute, but it matters to me and one of the kids I was with was agitated with this staff. The zoo could have done a little bit more work to psychologically transition their North American badger into the zoo(it was new at the time). I think they have done a better job with that in recent years since. I thoroughly enjoyed the zoo. Overall there was a good variety of animals, and the interactive exhibits were great.

  • Good varieties of animals but u have to choose a time to go as animals rest at different times. Visited on a free day. Penguins were delight to watch but most of other animals were in their caves or taking rest. Not too many birds. Penguins were fun to watch.

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