9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily, all year-round
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Conservation Carousel is open daily 10am-4pm through October 31st. The Zoo train will be open daily, weather permitting, through October 31st. Weekend hours may be offered later in the season and will be posted here.
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 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