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Senior Celebration

Sponsored by
St. Camillus Life Plan Community

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Who said the Zoo is just for kids? The Milwaukee County Zoo invites all seniors age 55+ to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment on Wednesday, August 31, during Senior Celebration, sponsored by St. Camillus Life Plan Community. All seniors (and caretakers) receive free admission (proof of age required) to come relive their childhood memories and make new ones!

In honor of Senior Celebration, the Zoo is offering special, fun-filled activities for guests to participate in, including:

  • St. Camillus Senior Health Outreach
    Start your day with a complimentary apple from St. Camillus, while supplies last. Then visit their booth to learn about senior services and meet St. Camillus personnel. Register for door prizes! Free tote bags for the first 750 visitors.
    Box Lunches: Your choice of ham & Swiss or turkey & cheddar, with chips and a cookie, for $6.95. Available at the Flamingo Coffee Shop, while supplies last.
    Located in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place

  • Entertainment sponsored by Network Health
    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Jeff Winard (polka) – at the Flamingo Gazebo
    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Close Enuf (oldies) – at the Generac Zoo Terrace

  • Bingo
    Join in the fun and take part in this popular game for all ages!
    10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. / 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. / Noon–12:45 p.m.
    Located in the Peck Welcome Center

  • Senior Sessions at Kohl’s Wild Theater
    Enjoy special talks highlighting the unique care our animals receive.
    11 a.m.: Dr. Pamela Govett, Zoo Veterinarian
    12:30 p.m.: Dr. John Scheels, Zoo Dentist

  • Bingo

    Complimentary cookies, sponsored by Festival Foods, at Generac Zoo Terrace, and complimentary ice cream at Kohl’s Wild Theater, while supplies last.

  • Fun Walk
    At 10:30 a.m., join us for a fun 1-mile walk through the Zoo presented by Wisconsin Senior Olympics.
    Located outside, beginning at Meijer Zoo Expeditions
  • Gardens Galore
    Visit the Zoo gardens and learn helpful gardening tips from Master Gardeners.
    9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Located at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm Dairy Complex Patio
  • Kohl’s Wild Theater
    Professional performers present 15-minute, conservation-themed shows using drama, songs, and puppetry that inspire and empower visitors to care about our natural world.
    10:15 a.m. / Noon / 1:45 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.

  • Dino Don’s Dragon Kingdom sponsored by Sendik’s Food Market
    Enter an enchanting mythical world with more than 15 awesome, animatronic creatures. Ranging in size from 10 to 40 feet, marvel at the dragons’ wildlife features that tie-in their existence to animals of the natural world and those on the brink of extinction today.
    Opens at 9:30 a.m. / $3
    Located outside, behind the Small Mammals building

  • Bingo

    Meijer Zoo Expeditions
    Join the Zoo Expedition team for guided expeditions throughout the Zoo. The Signature Expedition departs every 30 minutes starting at the top of the hour.
    Opens at 9:30 a.m. / $7

  • Safari Train sponsored by North Shore Bank
    Hop aboard our legendary Zoo Train and see the park from a new perspective!
    Opens at 10 a.m. / $4

All activities are free unless otherwise noted (regular parking fees apply). Please note: the use of masks may be required inside all Zoo buildings. For more information on this event, call the Zoo at (414) 256-5466.