Family Fun Day: Henry Vilas Zoo
Don't miss out on the some of the fun events happening during the 2020 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Madison, WI.
July 21 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – ticket price includes transportation
On June 30, 1904, Col. William and Anna Vilas gave a large tract of land to the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association “for the uses and purposes of a public park and pleasure ground.” The park was named in memory of the Vilas’ son, Henry, who died at a young age due to complications from diabetes. In 1911, the first animal exhibits were created, representing the beginning of Henry Vilas Zoo.