March around the Zoo in March!

How about we pay a visit to our furry and feathered friends at one of Madison's true gems, the Henry Vilas Zoo. We can show our love and appreciation for the animals as well as this Madison treasure--one of the few FREE zoos in the country. We will meet inside the gift shop off to the left as you enter the zoo. From there, we can enjoy the early spring air as we walk among the exhibits. Plenty of indoor exhibits exist as well. And of course, children are more than welcome at this meetup.

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  • suzanne k.

    who could not love the anaconda

    March 25, 2012

  • Jean A.

    Thank you, Joan, for hosting our zoo visit and for leading us around this wonderful treasure. You were fabulous! It was also great to see everyone, and thank you all for coming.

    March 24, 2012

  • Joan D

    One more thing: the gift shop takes Visa, Master Card and cash, but not checks. See you tomorrow!

    March 23, 2012

  • Jean A.

    Hi, everyone! A couple more logistics for our zoo visit--I will get to the gift shop by 12:15 to welcome any early arrivals. Our scheduled time for the meetup is 12:30, and we will start walking around the zoo at 12:40. If anyone gets to the meetup after 12:40, you can call me on my cell phone at: (608)[masked] to find out which exhibit we are at so you can catch up. I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

    March 20, 2012

  • Lori S

    Driving Directions to the Zoo. http://www.vilaszoo.org/guests/index.php?category_id=489
    A Map of the Zoo. http://www.vilaszoo.org/uploads/media/updated_Zoo_Map-8.5_x_11_v2.pdf
    The location of the gift shop appears to be at Gate 1, which is the Lion Gate. Gate 1 is located close to the Main Parking.

    March 19, 2012

  • Jean A.

    Thanks so much for the great information, Joan, these are all good things to know. I ate at the ZuZu a few years ago and am glad to hear that it's still in business. The food there was good. See you all at the gift shop at 12:30 on Saturday!

    March 19, 2012

  • Joan D

    A things about the zoo.

    First, no balloons or straws. There are strollers and wheelchairs for rent. You must bring photo identification which is kept in the gift shop as a "deposit". The rental fee was $4.00 last summer. It may have gone up since then.

    The carousel may be open. Last summer the cost was $1.00 per person per ride. It's awesome!

    Finally, the ZuZu cafe right across the street has pretty good food I think if anyone wants lunch after the zoo.

    March 19, 2012

  • Jean A.

    I moved the time of our zoo visit from 11 AM to 12:30 PM to accommodate more schedules. See you then!

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jean, can you change time to 12.30pm? My son has a swim class till 11.45

    February 24, 2012

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