Only $4 Wheelchair Rental
Henry Vilas Zoo
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available for visitors to rent at the zoo gift shop in the fall, spring and summer seasons. The cost is $4 per day. You must also leave a driver's license, which you will get back upon returning the wheelchair. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. For safety reasons, wheelchairs will not be available for rent during the winter. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair to the zoo during this time! Accessibility and Service Animals The Zoo is wheelchair accessible. Please use caution when operating mobility devices and wheelchairs at all times. Please be aware many areas of the zoo contain narrow walkways, branches, doorways and/or uneven terrain. Guests using wheelchairs are advised to avoid the steeper paths in the zoo (marked with signs). The Conservation Carousel in the Children's Zoo is wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchairs are available to rent at the Zoo's gift shop near the main entrance to the Zoo on Drake and Randall. Henry Vilas Zoo is accessible to guests with ADA-defined Service Animals, but for the safety of the animal collection, the zoo does not allow therapy animals or pets. Guests with Service Animals may be required to: • Respond truthfully to the limited and appropriate inquiries that may be made by Dane County Staff regarding the Service Animal. • Ensure that the animal meets any local licensing requirements, including maintenance of required immunizations for that type of animal Service Animals (or Service-Animal-in-training) should: • Wear their required license tags at all times • Wear a harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable, because of a disability, to use a harness, leash, or other tether, or if the use of a harness, leash, or other tether would interfere with the Service Animal's safe, effective performance of work or tasks, in which case the Service Animal still must be otherwise under the handler's control through, for example, the use of vocal commands, signals, or other effective means.