Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Complete Hours

Welcome to the Milwaukee County Zoo!

The Zoo’s outdoor habitats are currently open, along with most animal buildings open at 100% capacity. Primates of the World is closed.

Please see this article and these FAQs for complete information, including specific animal buildings, concessions and merchandise locations that are currently open.

Mask Policy – July 2021

Visitors are required to wear masks inside all Zoo buildings. Masks are not required to be worn outside.

Zoo staff regularly discuss the current mask policy and the necessity for visitors to follow this Milwaukee County Administrative Order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

We appreciate your continued patience as we navigate through this unusual time, and we remain as responsive as we can be to encourage mask-wearing for the health and safety of all visitors.

We ask that all visitors do their part following the mask directive, and Zoo staff members do their best to remind visitors to wear masks inside all buildings. While we can’t enforce mask-wearing, we are counting on our visitors to do the right thing.

On Saturday, Aug. 7, the Zoo will close at 3 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Zoo is a place where everyone can laugh and learn — it’s a place to be amazed and inspired — a place where nature and wonder meet!

Stay Safe MKE


Planning A Zoo Visit: Here’s What You Need to Know

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is here as the Zoo’s outdoor habitats are open, along with most animal buildings at a limited capacity.


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