Henry Vilas Zoo

Madison, WI

Where are we going?

Henry Vilas Zoo
702 South Randall Avenue

608 266 4732

What is there to do?

Henry Vilas Zoo is around 30 acres of family fun with a wide range of animals, rides, activities and recreation for all ages and abilities, it is also free to enter.

The Tree House and Adventure Play Area boast extensive adventure playgrounds, plus the Discovery Center and Herpetarium offer some intriguing examples, and there are also a train and carousel ride.

The Children's Zoo Barn is a 3,500 square foot ecological wonder, well worth getting the kids to stop and appreciate the solar panels, geothermal technology and rain collection system involved, before you enjoy the farm animals and feed the goats.

How much does it cost?

Adults: FREE!


Need a little extra help?

Strollers and wheelchairs are available to rent at the Gift Shop. The cost is $4 per day.


When can we go?

9.30am to 5pm daily.


I’m Hungry!

The Concessions stand is open daily, weather permitting, April through October. Zoo concessions offers a wide range of great snacks and meal choices at reasonable costs which then go toward supporting the zoo.

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