Wildwood Zoo

608 W. 17th Street 
Admission is FREE! Come visit and enjoy your time with the animals. Join us on Facebook.

May 2 - September 13:
Daily, 7:30am-7:30pm 
September 14 - October 11:
Daily, 7:30am-6:00pm 
October 12 - May 1:
Mon-Fri, 7:30am-2:30pm
Sat & Sun, 7:30am-11:30am 


Zoo News:

After many years of research and planning, we are finally ready to introduce to you our New Grizzly Bear Exhibit!  Find out more here.

Come see our new bighorn sheep!
Rocky made Wildwood Zoo his new home on October 9, 2014.  He was born in May of 2014 at Bear Country USA in Rapid City, South Dakota.  You can usually find him playing on the rock pile as you go through the large animal drive.

Death of Male Elk

Zorro, a male elk at Wildwood Zoo, passed away at the age of 20 on October 16, 2014.  He had been a resident at the zoo since January 13, 1998.  Though staff had documented a slow decline in Zorro's overall health, he remained the dominant bull in the Wildwood Zoo herd until the day he died.  The remaining elk bull, Lincoln, will assume the role as the new leader of the herd.  Zorro will be missed by both the staff and the many visitors to the zoo.

Visit the Foxes

Shadow and Blizzard are out and about in their new permanent exhibit next to the rabbit enclosure.  They are lots of fun to watch so be sure to visit them soon! Shadow the gray fox arrived at the zoo in May 2012. Blizzard, an Arctic fox, joined Shadow in late July 2012. Their exhibit has been built with help from Wildwood Zoological Society and the Kiwanis Club.

Baby Bison, Baby Deer, and White Deer
Wildwood Zoo happily welcomed a new baby bison in May 2013.  A second baby is expected this summer. Three baby bison were born in 2012. 

For the first time in many years the zoo has baby deer! Three fawns were born in May 2013.  

A white, white-tailed deer joined the zoo in Spring 2013 as well.  Her name is Independence or "Indy" in honor of her July 4th birthday.  She is not an albino, but a white-phased deer.

Taxidermy Mounts Needed

Need a new home for that taxidermy mount that no longer fits your decor? Consider donating it to Wildwood Zoo for use in education programs! North American animals preferred. Call our Zoo Education Coordinator for more information at 715-486-2059.

Zoo Crew

Zoo Crew is just $5/child/year. Join the Zoo Crew today and take advantage of fun, educational meetings where you can learn more about animals!
Zoo Animal Adoption Program
Remember, we have a Zoo Animal Adoption Program, allowing visitors to become involved at the zoo in a whole new way! The Zoo Kiosk is filled with zoo information and lots of fun activities the entire family will enjoy! If it has been awhile since you stopped by the zoo, there has never been a more exciting time to visit us again! We look forward to seeing you!

Provide Marshfield and all visitors to Central Wisconsin a natural park environment and family adventure through viewing natural displays of North American animals.The Zoo will be a place to observe and celebrate the diversity of wildlife, educate visitors regarding wildlife survival and habitat preservation, and will emphasize conservation of threatened species.

The mission of Wildwood Zoo is to foster an understanding of our partnership with nature and the environment through animal conservation, education, and recreational opportunities. 

Wildwood Zoo Hours

May 2 - Sept. 13:
Daily, 7:30am-7:30pm

Sept. 14 - Oct. 11:
Daily, 7:30am-6:00pm

Oct. 12 - May 1:
Mon-Fri, 7:30am-2:30pm
Sat & Sun, 7:30am - 11:30am

Christmas Day
New Year's Day
Easter Sunday

Zoo's Large Animal Drive

Year Round:
7:30am - 10:30pm

Wildwood Park

Year Round:
6:00am - 10:00pm

Contact Wildwood Zoo

Physical Address:
608 W. 17th St

Mailing Address:
PO Box 523
Marshfield, WI 54449


Wildwood Zoo is a USDA-licensed facility.  The zoo acquires animals that have been born in captivity from Wisconsin zoos or from licensed dealers. 
Due to regulations and space limitations, we do not accept animals from the public.