Milwaukee County Zoo

10001 West Blue Mound Road

Our Vision:

The Milwaukee County Zoo will be a zoo of renown with a reputation as a leader in animal management, conservation, research and education within a wholesome recreational environment enjoying the admiration of the citizens of Milwaukee County as well as all zoo guests and other zoos of the world.

Our Mission:

The Milwaukee County Zoo will inspire public understanding, support and participation in global conservation of animal species and their environment by creating a unifying bond between our visitors and the living earth and provide an environment for personal renewal and enjoyment for our guests by:

-Contributing to world wide animal management, conservation and research efforts

-Fostering sound physical, psychological and social development for the animal groups in our care

-Sharing our knowledge with the intent to reinforce the human-animal-earth bond

-Improving the quality of our professional development, administration and operating environment

-Striving for the financial self-sufficiency of the organization

-Continuing the public-private partnership with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County


Ray Aten

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

A great Zoo which Milwaukee is truly blessed to have. If you don't have a Zoo Pass; get one! It pays for itself in a couple visits. If not a one day trip can be very costly. I find that we have the most enjoyment during non-peak times. The Zoo grounds can get crowded quickly during fair weather on weekends and holidays. Avoid Family Free Days if at all possible, sadly there tends to be more entertainment outside the exhibits than in on those days. My kids could go there for a week straight and still find something new and exciting each day. It's safe to say our Zoo Pass has been an investment that's paid off, we will be back again!

Nicole Hajewski

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

We have a year pass and it really is the way to go, otherwise it's a little pricey. There is a nice variety of indoor and outdoor habitats. There is a good variety of food if needed. Also, the gift shop has a wide range of priced items. They often have vendors, as well as free activities for kids to enjoy.

Jimmy Speakes

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Up and coming zoo. Well groomed and taken care of. Friendly staff. Huge 200 acre property for expansion. Go see it, check out the king cobra, mama and baby gorilla, papa and teenager gorilla, and help em grow. You won't regret it.

Travis Hoffman

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Wonderful place to visit. Cool Animals to see. Train ride is fun. Has good summer events with local food trucks/vendors. Plenty of events and free family days throughout the year. Not just for families but very kid friendly.

X Google User

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

We love the Milwaukee County Zoo. The animals appear happy and well cared for. The zoo is clean and the exhibits are great! /you can even have a beer while chasing the kids down the multitude of trails There is plenty of dining choices for everyone. Thumbs up!