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

Important Information

  • The Milwaukee County Zoo does not allow the open or concealed carry of any weapons in any Zoo building or during any posted special event on Zoo grounds.*
  • Carry-ins of alcoholic beverages are not allowed. No glass bottles or glass containers are allowed in the Zoo for the safety of all visitors.
  • The Zoo is a smoke-free attraction. Smoking is only allowed in the Zoo parking lot.
  • For the welfare of the Zoo's animals and visitors, no pets, radios, scooters, skateboards, bicycles, roller skates or in-line skates are allowed in the Zoo.
  • Please do not feed the animals. Zookeepers work hard to keep the animals on nutritional diets.
  • Do not throw coins into any animal exhibit, as they can be fatal to the animals.
  • Pets are not allowed at the Zoo. Service animals that assist individuals with disabilities and comply with the Milwaukee County ADA Service Animal Procedure are welcome at the Zoo.

Please note: During certain times of the year, the Zoo may decrease hours and services due to limited staff. We make every effort to ensure a rich and enjoyable visit and apologize for any inconvenience.

*Wisconsin Statutes Sections 175.60, 939.22 (10), 943.13 (1m) (c), 943.13 (1m) (c) 4, 943.12 (2) (bm)
General Ordinances of Milwaukee County Sections 63.015, 63.016, 63.016, 63.0165 & 63.09 (2) (d)