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Zoo’s New West Entrance to Open May 19

West Entrance

NEW at the Zoo!  Beginning May 19, 2018, the Milwaukee County Zoo opens a new West Entrance located at the corner of Bluemound Road and Highway 100.  In addition to parking and admissions, concessions and merchandise areas complement this location, as well as a new outdoor North American River Otter Exhibit, “Otter Passage.”

Details include:

  • West EntranceVisitors enter at 106th Street
  • The parking lot will be open May 19-20 and resumes again May 26 daily at 10 a.m., through Labor Day, Sept. 3.  After which, it will be open weekends as needed, through Oct. 31.
  • Both general public and Zoological Society members will receive a ticket as they enter the lot
  • Tickets will be validated at the admissions area after guests have parked their vehicles; upon exiting, tickets are scanned, opening an electronic gate
  • Handstamps are available for guests to leave and re-enter the West Entrance area
  • A small gift shop, restrooms, including a family restroom, stroller rentals and a concessions area (Grab & Go) and outdoor seating round-out this area.
  • Lot capacity:  525 spaces
  • The West Entrance lot cannot accommodate buses or campers

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