Kids board this summer ?
One of our favorite places to go is the zoo !!!
On the spur of the moment I'll tell the kids to pack a
lunch, get on the sun screen and head out to the car.
Our Milwaukee Co. Zoo has really changed from when I
was a kid. (We went every year)
Then-We had our famous gorilla named Samson that would scar the blank out of us when he hit the glass.
We would get to feed the animals. The bears would sit up for a marshmallow. They loved them !!!
We always had to bring bags of peanuts for the elephants.
Yes the exhibits were boring back then for the animals.
Now- My kids get to see the animals in exhibits that look like they are in the wild.
They have so many fun things to do now days.
****New Sky Safari, Cost: $3 (round trip)
You get high in the sky and it is sooooo cool to see the exhibits from above.( If you wear slip on shoes you may want to take them off. I did because I was afraid they would fall off and hit someone down below.)
*****Expedition: Dinosaurs Cost: $2.50
Through September 4
26 life-size recreations of the prehistorical creatures will come to life right before your eyes !!! Follow the dino tracks painted on the path, behind the Small Mammal Building
( You will know when you are getting close !!!)
~ A La Carte & Sunset Zoofari ~
Held rain or shine. Reduced admission rates: $5 Adults; $3 Children (ages 3 to 12); Free parking
Extended hours: 9:00 am. till 10:00 pm.
*****Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A La Carte
August 17, 18, 19 and 20
They call it Feast with the Beasts ~ food and music festival!
~29 restaurants (It's hard to pick what to eat because all the food is soooooooooooo good !)
~The sound of music fills the air with national and local bands performing at six different stages throughout the park. (My kids love to dance the evening away, even after walking through the zoo 4 times during the day)
~Wine Tent featuring jazz acts, and the Comedy Sportz
~Mutual Family Farm, as special activities are offered
June 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; and August 2
These are Wednesday evenings ~ music,dancing and and an evening outside on the Flamingo Patio!
~July 12 – “76 Juliet” Classic and contemporary favorites.
~July 19 – The Jimmy Prince Show” 1950s and 60s band. Poodle skirts and bobby socks are the dress code
~July 26 – “5 Card Studs” This band performs the Brat Pack favorites.
~August 2 – “Mr. Lucky” The 1940s jazzy swing group.
Monday -- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ck out web site for The Zoo Pass and other things going on !!!!
I have Family ~ $54 no parking & $85 w/ parking
Zoo Admission Beginning April 1, 2006
Children (2 and under): Free