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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


Monnie Barker

Monday, July 30, 2018
It was a really awesome zoo. We came to Wisconsin from Vermont to visit family and we got told it was a must see and our family loved it especially the kids.. Loved all the benches and rest spots for the kids because the zoo is huge gives the kids time to rest and have a little snack in between exhibits. Downside food was really expensive would recommend packing lots of snacks and drinks glad we did.. But overall a really awesome family zoo..

Rufus Pradeep

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
We recently visited this zoo and had so much fun out there! Excellent family atmosphere was provided. Staffs were very friendly. They had a variety of animals and well maintained too. The train rides and shows were so good. Multiple choices of restaurants and wide variety of drinks choice too. Lot of shady places to rest and get back your energy especially on a hot day. They have a huge car parking lot that was so easy to park the vehicle. Overall I would rate them a 5 star for all the amenities provided and well maintained place.

Dustin Schrader

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Took family here for the day. Admission is a little pricey of you are not a resident of Milwaukee. This zoo is kept clean and is constantly being updated. The new otter exhibit is very nice looking. Plenty of shade and misters allow you to keep cool on hot days. A huge variety of exhibits and extras makes this the ideal place to spend a weekday. Weekends can get very crowded.

eric sonterre

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Great zoo with wide variety of animals and activities. For kids zoo classes are a hit, feeding Giraffes or Sea Lions is a blast as well. If your going more then 2 to 3 times a year buy the zoo pass well worth it. Great playground there as well if the kids need to burn off more energy. Plenty of decent food and snack options throughout, but note you can bring in your own food and drinks so if you have the zoo pass and bring your own snacks for the kids etc can be a cheap activity for frequent visitors.

Kelsey Plocinski

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
This is a great zoo, with plenty to offer. It is a little pricey for an out-of-state customer. However, it is one of the few zoos left with elephants, so worth it to me. The animals here were very "lively" and didn't just sit around. The zoo was well kept and clean. I can't wait to see the new elephant enclosure!

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