Henry Vilas Zoo


Henry Vilas Zoo

702 South Randall Avenue, Madison

Opening hours

Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tel: +1 608-258-9490



  •  4.0 Stars written by Clement Livai

    I put down 4 star because its was a nice zoo n it was free, but I did donated to help the animals and organization to keep safe, health and last long for next time I bring my family again. I was going to put 5* but the parking seem a need of work. There are only few parking space close to the zoo but you have street park your car little bit distance from the zoo. Over all I can't complained about the zoo, you'll love it. My kids loved it! P.S>There is food store inside! #Yum!

  •  5.0 Stars written by Amy Wohlers

    Always improving! So crazy that this place is free and able to constantly make improvements. Few indoor/sheltered exhibits. Lots of picnic space. Bring your own food/drink is totally allowed. Volunteers are enthusiastic and willing to chat.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Edward Miller

    When we first moved here, we could not believe it was a free zoo, but it is! Donations are what keep this beautiful zoo running and open free to the public! Many field trips here that the kids gained great information on all types of animals. They have a wonderful variety of animals, with new buildings going up for better enrichment! The animals seen so happy and the zoo keepers are excited to work with the animals. Very serene environment! I love going here!

  •  5.0 Stars written by Lisa Dawsey

    This is a true asset to Madison. My children love to visit often and I cannot be more thankful that it is donation based so that families who might not otherwise be able to visit can feel welcome and their children have the chance to enjoy it as well. If you can, consider increasing your donation when you visit to support this community asset.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Yesenia Lama Segura

    Is a great place to visit. I don’t like zoos cause they just have animals to win money, but this is not the case! Is great that can help animals I think they do a great job as much as they can. Great job! Is a perfect place to take the kids and talk them about why those animals are there and at the same time kids can learn about the amazing story of this animals and they countries.


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