Open year round and always free admission and parking the Henry Vilas Zoo is a great family destination. With exhibits like penguins, primates, and polar bears, as well as a childrens' zoo, there is something for everyone. Henry Vilas Zoo frequently hosts family events, has summer Zoo camps, preschool classes, sleepovers, and offers birthday party rentals.
Conservation Heroes: Come and learn how zoos help animals in need, while meeting several of our education animals and one of our endangered animals. You'll go inside animal enclosures to help our...MORE »
Love penguins? Come celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day with presentations by our penguin keeper and a live penguin painting session by our 'Penguin Picasso.' Other events include penguin-themed games and activities throughout...MORE »