9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily, all year-round
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Zoo Train & Conservation Carousel will be closed weekdays until spring 2015.
Occasional winter weekend hours may be offered later in the season and will be posted here.
The Carousel will be open Sunday, December 14, 2014 10am-2pm.
Carousel and train tokens are $1.50 with 6-punch cards available for $8.
Remember: Passengers keep Henry Vilas Zoo running strong: All net proceeds from the Train & Carousel support the operating budget for Henry Vilas Zoo. These funds are critical as we maintain our high standards for animal care and guest experience.
The Gift shop is open daily March-Christmas and then weekends only until spring.
The Zoo is closed at noon on these days:
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
- New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day