Menominee Park Zoo

Opens Saturday, May 25th for the 2024 season!

The Menominee Park Zoo, one of the best free zoos in Wisconsin, was established in 1945 on 3.8 acres of land within Menominee Park, all located on Lake Winnebago's shores. The Zoo entertains and educates over 100,000 visitors annually and operates on a seasonal basis.

Free Admission

The 2024 season starts on May 25 and runs through September 29. The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission is FREE.

Throughout the year, the zoo hosts numerous family-friendly events such as Egg-Citing Day at the Zoo, Snooze at the Zoo and Zooloween Boo along with several educational programs. Visitors will also find a café at the zoo for snacks and drinks.

Current Zoo Animals in Residence

Open seasonally from May through September, the zoo features between 30 to 50 animals. Along with a few permanent exhibits, each season typically brings in a new variety of animals so each time you visit, you’re sure to find a new furry or feather friend.

The Zoo collection currently consists of native species: Elk, River Otter, Bald Eagle, Grey Wolves, Red Fox, Skunks, Ring-necked Pheasant, and Rio Grande Turkey. A few exotic species, including a Chinchilla, Peacock, and various domestic animals, are exhibited at the zoo. Be sure to look for the African Spurred Tortoise – Dash who likes to roam the zoo!

Coming Soon! Be sure to stop by the NEW Bear and Fox Exhibit this summer. The exhibit includes all the habitat features for bears and foxes to thrive, including a pond, digging zones, and dens, all elements that enrich the animal's quality of life.

Learn more about the Menominee Park Zoo here.

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