Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee
About Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226, United States
Ticket Price: 14 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Home to more than 2000 animals (covering over 300 species), the Milwaukee County Zoo is one of the favorite family places in Milwaukee. The zoo has enclosures for animals from Australia, Asia, America and Africa among other places. The Zoo itself is loved for its ambient greenery, soothing environment and well-maintained grounds.
Some of the highlights include:
- Aquatic and Reptile Centre
- Australian enclosure for Kangaroos and Emus
- Penguin enclosure
The Zoo arranges educational summer camps for children too.
Milwaukee County Zoo Information
- Do not feed the animals.
- Children need to have an adult supervisor.
Milwaukee County Zoo Ticket Prices
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.
Milwaukee County Zoo Opening and Closing Hours
- 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.
How To reach Milwaukee County Zoo by Public Transport
- 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, Milwaukee Reviews - Write a Review
A Milwaukee landmark that remains as engaging on the hundredth visit as it was on the first. A wide variety of different animals exhibited in the trademark "predator/prey" style, all well-cared-for and in enclosures that generally offer a good view. The setting of the zoo is also fantastic, set into an old-growth forest that betrays the true size of the property and provides a relaxing place to walk or sit and rest during a busy day. Amenities are sufficient if not remarkable. They recently put some effort into revitalizing the main cafeteria, which shows with more, healthier, and better-value options. A fair representation of gift shops is scattered about the property, and a small special exhibits building allows them to bring in some rotating attractions. There are also several up-charge attractions such as the Sea Lion show, park-touring "Zoomobile" tours, a chairlift and the iconic Milwaukee Zoo railroad. As a long-time visitor, it has been a quite a while since I have done any of these, but I imagine that they could find value with the correct audience. The main show is the zoology, and it is something that I hope the zoo continues to focus on while remaining an educational and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages.
I grew up going to the zoo and I love it. My biggest issue was always the lack of space the animals have but they are expanding all over. I would recommend going when it's cold because the animals are way more active. Pricing isn't bad and you can get around paying $12 for parking by parking on the other side of Bluemound in the residential areas if you don't mind a short walk. If you go more than once a year, I'd recommend the Zoo Pass.
Our family always enjoys our trips to the zoo. We have had a zoo pass for several years now, which is a treat because we never have to feel rushed to see everything when we go. It is relaxed and we just pick some things to see each time, and we always make a stop at the playground! If you've never gone during the cooler months, you must visit! It is less busy with people, and some of the animals are more active when it's cool outside. There are also many buildings, so lots of places to warm up. Pack a lunch and save cash, and bring a stroller if you have little ones, it is a big place!
World class zoo in a northerly climate. Has improved immensely in regards to animal welfare since I wad a kid, and they're still expanding it to give the captives more space. I am not a fan of zoos, because animals should be left to roam wild and not be held in captivity. But, since humans have captured or killed most of the world's animals, its nice to have a few that were injured or born in captivity still locked up for people to gawk at until they are all that's left. Yes, you can open carry firearms here as it is public land.
Usually I don't have anything negative to say about the Milwaukee Zoo. Our last visit was a warm fall Friday. I was amazed at how many vendors and food stands were closed. Before our visit I checked the website to see what was available for lunch. I'd say 80% of what was listed was closed. We were so disappointed. I understand seasonal closures, but something this extreme surely deserves a note on the website.
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