Friday, October 18, 2013

Milwaukee Zoo Best in Fall!

Fall at the Milwaukee County Zoo is my favorite time of year.  There seem to be more birds on the lagoon, more color to the trees, and more pep in the animals.  This is also a month full of Halloween activities.

Today and tomorrow, October 18-19 is the annual Boo at the Zoo from 6-9 pm.  The zoo will be full of jack-o-lanterns and spooky decorations.  There will be special features about bats.  See costumed characters like a pirate.  Eat caramel apples.  Ride the train.  It's all good fun.  Cost is $8 adults/$6 children, and parking is $7.

Next weekend is their trick or treating event called Halloween Spooktacular.  October 25, 6-9 pm, and October 26, 9-9.  It will have similar activities to the Boo at the Zoo, but will also include a costume parade, treats for kids, and even special Halloween treats for the animals.

Don't forget the Oceans of Fun adventure is still on during Fall.  It is pricy, but is the next best thing to a Sea World vacation.  Kids get to learn about the feeding and care of the sea lions, as well as learning the tricks from trainers about how to get the sea lions to perform.  They put on a show for the parents, which is magical.  There are a variety of programs for all ages.

Once you've paid admission, you'll still need some cash to make it a full fun outing.  For older kids, there's a new zip line or ropes course.  It will set you back $10/12.  Put some quarters in your pocket so you can feed the goats using the pellet machines near the petting zoo.  Quarters work in the foot massage machines placed around the zoo.  The carousel and train ride also require tickets.  You may want to check out the dairy barn which has some interactive displays, and an ice cream bar.  You can bring your own lunch or there are limited food stands open during the fall.
Lovely Fall colors

The bears are more perky in Fall

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