Ochsner Park Zoo

Open all year long and admission is FREE

The Ochsner Park Zoo is located at the corner of Park Street & Zoo Lane in the City of Baraboo. The zoo first opened in 1926 with 2 bear cubs and 2 deer fawns, and now has over 30 different animal species and sees approximately 40,000 visitors annually. We are a USDA licensed facility and a member of the Wisconsin Municipal Zoo Associates.  The majority of our animals are either rehabilitated wildlife that are not able to be released, or rescued from the exotic pet trade.  We also participate in Species Survival Plans (SSP’s), breeding programs that are run by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  Ochsner Park Zoo regularly holds educational talks, events, and enrichment programs.



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Feeding of the zoo animals is prohibited other than from the grain dispensers.   

Summer  9am-6pm
Spring/Fall 9am-5pm
Winter  9am-4pm
Please check our Facebook page for current hours or call the Parks & Recreation Department at 608-355-2760.
Donations are appreciated.