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 are scheduled open for the season on March 21st, 2015. When open, the train is only able to operate in dry weather when the temperatures are warm enough for the volunteer team.
Carousel and train tokens are $1.50 with 6-punch cards available for $8. Cash only (ATM located at Gift Shop)
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