Henry Vilas Zoo is Reopening Children’s Zoo and Lake Wingra Entrance on March 29, 2021

(Madison, WI): The Henry Vilas Zoo has been a staple in Madison, WI for over 100 years. They closed on March 14, 2020 — for the first time in their history. While much of the zoo reopened on June 18, the Children’s Zoo remained closed.

The Children’s Zoo announced they will be reopening on Monday, March 29 (along with the Lake Wingra entrance). The Children’s Zoo features gibbons, red pandas, goats, meerkats, and more.

Guests will also be able to ride the carousel again. Carousel rides are $3. And The Glacier Grille and Chocolate Shoppe will be open daily. The train and playground will remain closed for now.

The zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All guests ages 5 and up are required to wear a face mask when on zoo grounds.

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