Henry Vilas Zoo

Same Zoo,
New Site

We're giving our site a makeover and a new address online!

Open for Business

Welcome to the official Henry Vilas Zoo website! While we're making some updates online, it's still business as usual at your zoo—plan a trip today and come see us!


Plan Your Visit

Your zoo is open daily from 9:30am - 5:00pm, year-round.
The indoor exhibits (Aviary, Herpetarium, Discovery Center, and Primate Building) and Children’s Zoo are open from 10:00am - 4:00pm. The Zoo Train and Conservation Carousel are open daily during the summer.

702 S. Randall Avenue, Madison, WI 53715
FREE Admission!


We are dedicated to connecting our community with wildlife and wild places. So whether you’re young in years or young at heart, your Henry Vilas Zoo is here to help you discover the wonder of the world around us. Our variety of educational programs are a great place to start!

Explore Our Educational Programs

Visit Us On Facebook

During the brief paws while our new site is being built, you won't have to wing it – look fur the latest zoo events and news on Facebook!

Go to Facebook

Run Wild!

Come on out to the zoo to Run Wild on Sunday, September 29, 2019! This year is all about you: our community! Tell us who you are running for - is it your kids so that they can have polar bears in their future, or your grandparents who listened to lions roaring here when they were kids? Or is it your favorite zoo animal? From 10K and 5K distances to our Wild Child Fun Run, there is a way for everyone to get out and Run Wild!

Sign up to Run Wild!