Free admission week at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Wisconsin State Farmer

Milwaukee — In the spirit of the holiday season, the Zoo is offering free admission to all visitors from Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30.

After all of the holiday excitement, this is the perfect time to spend a relaxing day with family at the Zoo and meet some of its new residents, including the three Amur tiger cubs, harbor seal pup, Triton, Eastern black rhino, Jozi, and six new Japanese Macaque monkeys.
The Zoo also has many winter-loving animals such as polar bear, Snow Lilly, as well as our caribou and elk herds that are their most active during cooler temperatures.

Zoo caribous enjoying the winter weather.
Polar bear Snow Lilly

Additionally, there are many toasty-warm indoor exhibits for visitors to view our diverse animal collection in comfort, such as the Small Mammals, Aquatic & Reptile Center and Stearns Family Apes of Africa buildings.
Make sure to get in a trip to the Zoo before the kids return to school.

During Free Admission Week, the Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Regular parking and concession fees apply.

For more information, contact the Zoo’s marketing and communications division at 414-265-5466 or visit the Zoo’s website at