Visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 can see many locations of the zoo not normally open to the public.
Behind-the-scenes tours are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on both days. Admission for adults is $11.75, $8.75 for ages 3-12 and $10.25 for seniors (age 60 and over). Parking is $12. Milwaukee County residents with proper identification receive $1.75 off regular zoo admission.
- Elephants: Tour the home of Ruth and Brittany and see how zookeepers care for these African elephants.
- Aquatic and Reptile Center: Learn about the building's extensive filtration system, the fish quarantine area and the winter home of the tortoises.
- Elk Barn: Go into the Elk Barn to learn more about what these animals eat and how they shed their antlers.
- Winter quarters: Go underground to see where many of the animals live in winter.
The weekend is sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy.