Sleep over at the Henry Vilas Zoo! This is a great opportunity for both families and groups. Learn More
Our ever-popular Preschool Pride program is back by popular demand and
growing into the school year! Preschool Pride classes are one hour
programs for 2-4 year olds and their grownups. Learn More
Winter & Spring Break Zoo Camps
Come and spend your winter and spring breaks at our inquiry-focused spring break zoo camp! Campers enjoy special animal experiences and gain confidence in science investigations. Check back soon for more information about our winter & spring break camps.
Summer Zoo CampCome and spend the summer at our inquiry-focused summer zoo camp! Campers enjoy special animal experiences and gain confidence in science investigations. Check back soon for information about our 2019 camps.
photo by Barb Key
Groups visiting the zoo are encouraged to schedule a Bleacher Program, which is a 30-minute presentations with live animals and a variety of age-appropriate content available at a low cost. Learn More
The Henry Vilas Zoo welcomes numerous groups from area schools, churches, after school programs, and more to enjoy our fun and educational environment at no charge. Lunches and Train/Carousel ride tokens are available in advance to help make your visit even more memorable. We have some tips to help you make the most of your visit. Learn More
Zoo to You
Bring the zoo animals to your group with our "Zoo to You" outreach
program! Learn about our
Education Animals and meet them up close. Learn More
Activities and Games
There's so much fun to be had when learning about animals and what you can do to help them, whether from home or during your visit. Learn More
Arctic Passage Lesson - Grade 4
Note: This unit will fit well after or at the end of a unit studying energy and conservation.
Arctic Passage Lesson - Grade 5 Wisconsin Heritage Lesson - Grade 4