flickr-eyesplash-mikulAre you a supporter of your local zoo through their zoo membership program?  If so, you can get free admission to the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo.   A visit to the International Crane Foundation  can be a nice diversion from the excitement of the Wisconsin Dells.  The International Crane Foundation is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and offers free reciprocal admission to families who are members of an AZA zoo.   

Participating zoos in the Midwest are:


  • Henry Vilas Zoo (Madison)
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • NEW Zoo (Green Bay)
  • Racine Zoological Gardens


  • Cosley Zoo (Wheaton)
  • Glen Oak Zoo (Peoria)
  • Henson Robinson Zoo (Springfield)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago)
  • Miller Park Zoo (Bloomington)
  • Niabi Zoological Society (Coal Valley)
  • Scovill Zoo (Decatur)


  • Como Park Zoo (St. Paul)
  • Minnesota Zoological Garden (Apple Valley)


  • Blank Park Zoo  (Des Moines)

If you are a member of a zoo not listed here, check out the Association of Zoos & Aquariums list of participating zoos.  Also, check out the International Crane Foundation’s website for information on visiting.


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