​We are OPEN! See here for details.  |  Tuesday, May 26, 2020

 HIRING DAY  |  Friday, May 22, 2020, 1PM – 4PM 

We will be looking to fill positions for the gift shop, admissions, train, food, and events. Bring your updated resumé and plan for a quick on-location interview at the Zoo Administration Office at 200 Goold Street (down the block from the zoo front entrance). The positions are part-time seasonal. We are looking for people with friendly and outgoing personalities that are motivated for excellence and not afraid to work hard. These positions are responsible for creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for the Racine Zoo guests. You must be 15 years or older and be able to lift up to 50 lb. We look for those with a passion for animals and the environment.

Racine Zoo to Remain Temporarily Closed  |  Friday, April 24, 2020

Racine Zoo will remain temporarily closed until further notice. Check our website and social media for any updates!

Voicemails Working Again  |  Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Our voicemail system is up and running again. All past messages have been erased, so please try contacting us through phone or email again now that everything is working. Thank you for your patience!

Spring Break Camp Cancelled  |  Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Spring Break Camp has been cancelled. All of those with reservations will be contacted by a member of the education team. Eggstravaganza has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Zoo Closed through April 24, 2020  |  Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #12—Safer at Home Order, for the next 30 days beginning at 8:00 am Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, April 24 at 8:00 am.  The Racine Zoo falls under that order and we will continue to stay closed to the public until we are allowed to open.  Rest assured the Zoo’s animals continue to be taken care with a gold standard of care, each and every day.  We will continue to post our TV show episodes and of course we will send photos and videos of our animals during this time.  We know that you all have a special place in your heart for the Racine Zoo and we are extremely grateful for that!  We look forward to seeing you all again soon. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and we will keep the animals safe and healthy too!

Zoo Closed through March 29  |  Friday, March 13, 2020

In the ever-changing national, state and local conditions associated with the spread of COVID-19, the Racine Zoo will close to the public from March 14- 29 in a preventative action to help limit the spread of COVID-19. There has been no known exposure to the virus among Zoo employees, volunteers or guests. The safety and well-being of our guests, staff and animals are of utmost importance and our first priorities. Please be assured that our team and animals are doing great.

“This is a very tough decision,” says Beth Heidorn, Executive Director. “This is an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis, but it is the right thing to do. We need to do the best for our guests, staff, our amazing animals and our community.”

The Racine Zoo has already been taking precautionary measures based on recommendations by the Center for Disease Control. Those have included expanded efforts of cleaning throughout the day. The Zoo’s animal care staff will continue to provide excellent care to our animals throughout the closure of the Zoo to the public. 

Hiring Fair is Postponed  |  Friday, March 13, 2020

The Hiring Fair that was set to take place from 9am - 12pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020 has now been postponed. Stay tuned for future updates!

Voicemail System Not Working  |  Monday, February 17, 2020 – Wednesday, April 15, 2020

We apologize if anyone has called any of the zoo staff since January 31st and has not received a response. The voicemail system has been down. If we don't answer the phone, please email to contact us! Thank you for your patience and we hope to have this fixed soon.