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The Milwaukee County Zoo Announces
New Meijer Zoo Expeditions

Open Weekends Only Through Sept. 26

Zoo Expeditions

Posted July 2021

The Milwaukee County Zoo’s traditional favorite Zoomobile tour has a new look! NEW for summer 2021, the Zoo is excited to announce the kick-off to Meijer Zoo Expeditions, which offer visitors a variety of riding and walking tours throughout the Zoo. The new themed riding and walking expeditions are $12 per person and will last up to one hour. Zoo Pass holders receive a $2 discount on all tours.

What has NOT changed are the familiar open-air trams that regularly travel the Zoo’s pathways for a unique guided audio expedition of some of the most popular animal and attraction areas.

Choose Your Journey

Signature Expedition

Zoo ExpeditionsThe “Signature Expedition,” departing every 20 minutes starting at the top of the hour, offers guests the traditional guided expedition, on the open-air tram, and explains why we Zoo! Learn in detail about the Zoo’s history, while seeing some incredible animals along the way!

Did you know the Milwaukee County Zoo originally opened in the 1890s? Or that three different organizations work together to provide guests with the best experience when visiting our 2,200+ animals and 190-acre park?

Learn more about these facts and many others, including how the Milwaukee County Zoo received international acclaim for the first polar bear born in human care in North America. The “Signature Expedition” is $5 per person.

Home Away from Home Expedition

Have you ever wondered why some of the animal habitats have firehoses or toys in them, when they wouldn’t in the wild? Find out the answers with the “Home Away from Home” riding expedition. During this expedition, you’ll learn how the animal care staff create realistic habitats and enrichment opportunities for the animals. You’ll also get the scoop on daily care plans, routine exams, and the process involved to introduce animals to the public habitats.

Wild About Africa Expedition

Lastly, prepare for a wild time as you travel on foot through the savanna, without ever leaving the Zoo! With 65 of our 330 species calling African habitats home, this new walking expedition, “Wild About Africa,” offers an in-depth look at life on the “Mother Continent.” Africa is considered the “Mother Continent” because it’s the oldest inhabited continent on Earth. It’s also the second largest and the driest continent. Meet animals big and small, from our Southern ground hornbills to our three African elephants, and learn about African wildlife conservation projects you can help support.

For information and daily schedules, visit the Meijer Zoo Expeditions Headquarters near the Zoo’s main entrance or click here.