We had a zoo membership that has AZA reciprocal admission so we used the pass at the Milwaukee County Zoo. We had stopped at the Jelly Belly Visitors Center in the morning so it was around noon when we arrived at the zoo. It was hot enough that we debated even going to the zoo or waiting for the next morning to visit. Since it was supposed to rain the next day we put on our sunscreen and hit the zoo.
Our admission was free for the three of us but parking was still $12. IF we had paid admission is $14.25 for adults and $11.25 for kids ages 3-12. We would have paid $51.75 for the three of us to visit the zoo, glad I paid $12.
As I said it was hot, so we alternated into buildings whenever possible. In spite of the heat the animals were very active.
We stepped into buildings to break up the heat.
The hippo had the right idea, we needed to cool down somehow.
And there was a little pushing to see who won…
But it was too hot, we couldn’t wait out their little spat to see who won.
The zoo is very large with a lot of animals, it took us almost 5 hours to see them. We left just before the zoo closing at 5pm. The zoo is right off the highway, or pretty much surrounded by I-94 / I-894 and very easy to access.
Would I go back? I think so. I want to say yes, but we did see a few odd things from other people. (I know you cannot control or do anything about other people.) I hope it was just the heat but two families were screaming at each other in the children’s Family Farm area. It was almost funny, the arms were flapping and the adults were in each others faces. Its the zoo, what could have possibly caused such a ruckus? If we went back I would want to be there first thing in the morning. Its a large zoo to cover, especially if its hot. Maybe its the paying $12 to park that has me feeling negative. I am not sure, we had fun but something isn’t making me hurry back.