Today's Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Complete Hours

There's Snowplace Like
the Milwaukee County Zoo
For A Week of Free Admission

December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019


The Milwaukee County Zoo is here to cure your winter blues! Bundle up and join us Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 for a week of free admission. Experience the Zoo, an enchanted winter wonderland, during this tranquil season!

Polar bearThe Zoo’s many snow-loving animals such as the snow leopards, polar bear, Snow Lilly, as well as the caribou and elk herds are most active during the colder temperatures. Feel the crunch of snow beneath your feet and the fresh snow on your cheeks when you visit the Zoo’s North American river otters in their year-round outdoor exhibit, Otter Passage. You won’t want to miss these lively and animated animals as they slip, slide and frolic in the snow!

HyenaWhen a break from the chill is what’s in order, step inside the Small Mammals, Aviary, Aquatic & Reptile Center and Stearns Family Apes of Africa buildings to get toasty-warm! Several of the Zoo’s animals are celebrating birthdays close to this event, so don’t forget to wish them a happy birthday! In the Small Mammals Building, Mira, a female three-banded armadillo, celebrates her first birthday on January 8! Over in Big Cat Country, Scruffy, the hyena, celebrates his 20th birthday on January 8! Visitors can tell Scruffy apart from Nyota, the female, by the shallow nick along his top right ear. Lastly in the Aviary, Gentoo penguin, Tilly, celebrates her second birthday on January 4! She has an orange band on her left wing.

‘Tis the season for a wintry visit to the Zoo -- don’t forget your boots and mittens! During Free Admission Week, the Zoo is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m., and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Regular parking and concession fees apply.

For more information, please contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Division at 414.256.5466.