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Senior Celebration

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan Senior Health

Senior Celebration

The Milwaukee County Zoo invites all “young-at-heart” seniors age 55+ to join us on Friday, September 2 for Senior Celebration, sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan Senior Health. Seniors receive free admission from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (proof of age required). Senior Celebration includes a variety of sights and activities for seniors to experience, including:

  • Wheaton Franciscan Senior Health
    This group is proud to present its services to seniors. Visit Wheaton Franciscan’s booth to meet Wheaton Franciscan personnel and learn more about senior services. Don’t forget to register for door prizes!
    Box Lunches: Purchase tickets for $6.75 – supplies limited. Roast turkey and provolone cheese on a wheat bun, pasta salad cup, chips and soda.
  • BongoFUN WALK
    Join us at 9:30 a.m. for a 1-mile walk through the Zoo hosted by Wisconsin Senior Olympics.
  • HEALTH & WELLNESS EXHIBITORS
    Meet interesting exhibitors—chosen with the needs of seniors in mind— plus take part in important health screenings. Complimentary cookies for the first 2,000 visitors courtesy of Aldi.
  • ENTERTAINMENT
    Sponsored by San Camillo
    9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Jimmy Madritsch & Friends       
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Jeff Winard                                
    9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Close Enuf with Special Guest British Invasion ’64
    (complimentary ice cream for the first 1,000 visitors)
  • SENIOR STRETCHING
    At 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., the SilverSneakers will lead a 5–10 minute stretch session and brief workout designed specifically to energize seniors as they make their way around the Zoo.
  • GARDENS GALORE
    Visit the Zoo gardens and learn helpful gardening tips from on-site Master Gardeners.
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • BIRDS OF PREY SHOW
    Enjoy a FREE show featuring free flights by our resident flock.
    11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • KOHL’S WILD THEATER
    Professional performers present 15-minute, conservation-themed shows using drama, songs, games and puppetry
    10:15 a.m., Noon, 1:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
  • BINGO
    Join in the fun and take part in this popular game for all ages!
    9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Noon to 1 p.m.
  • BUGS! LARGER THAN LIFE
    Sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets
    Get up close with giant robotic bugs in the Zoo’s very own backyard!
    Opens at 9:30 a.m. / $2.50
    Outside Behind the Small Mammals Building
  • OCEANS OF FUN SEAL & SEA LION SHOW
    Sponsored by Anderson Seal LLC
    Enjoy an exciting aquatic show featuring California sea lions and harbor seals / $2.50 (Reduced rate of $2 for seniors)
    10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.

All activities are free unless otherwise noted. For more information on the event, contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Division at 414.256.5411.

Special thanks to our Senior Celebration sponsor:
Wheaton Franciscan Senior Health