Say Good-bye to Winter at the Toledo Zoo

Daily Dose  |  02/12/2013

Will March come in like a lion and out like a lamb? Here’s hoping, but no matter the weather, your Toledo Zoo is your family’s springtime destination. for more info.
Sat., March 9                       

Vineyard Adventure                                      

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy fine wines, delectable edibles and live entertainment, all in a venue unlike anything else in the area. This Vineyard Adventure, in the historic African Lodge, features Chilean wines. Call 419.385.5721, ext. 6001 today to reserve your place (21 and up only). Separate fee; Zoo member discount applies.
Sat., March 16                       

Teddy Bear Care Fair                                    

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get a check-up (and even a quick fix) for your little stuffed buddy as you learn about how the Zoo cares for its own thousands of animals. Plus, if your family’s ready to adopt a real, live animal, the Toledo Area Humane Society will be on hand to help you find the perfect pet. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Wed., March 20                     

Greenhouse Tour, Plant Propagation Talk

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo’s beautiful Greenhouse and learn from our horticulture experts. Space is limited and registration is required. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Fri., March 29                        

Animal Egg Hunt                                          

10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The Easter Bunny makes a special stop at the Zoo on the Friday before Easter, and he’s leaving treats for some of your favorite Zoo animals to find! It’s not just fun to watch; it also provides enriching experiences for the animals. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Starting Tue., April 2            

Stroller Safari                                                

10 to 10:45 a.m.
Stroller-age child with adult. Explore the Zoo with an educator; you’ll both learn something! Spring safaris focus on animals of all different colors. Separate fee; Zoo member discount applies.
Wed., April 3 Fri., April 5   

Spring Break Camp                                      

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages 5 12. Enroll for one day, two or all three. Explore animals from different cultures, find out what goes into the animals’ menu items, learn about the Zoo’s primates, or become a zookeeper for a day. Separate fee; Zoo member discount applies.
Sat., April 6                            

Animal Tricksters                                         

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Ages 4-8 with adult. Even animals like to pull pranks, but their tricks are sometimes a matter of life or death. Separate fee; Zoo member discount applies.
Starting Tue., April 9            

Animal Tales: Animal Giants                       

times vary
Ages 3-4 with adult. The Zoo is home to some big animals. Learn about the tallest, largest, longest and strongest. Separate fee; Zoo member discount applies.
Sat., April 20                          

Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Toledo Zoo is dedicated to conservation, so it’s no surprise that Earth Day is a pretty big deal; it really is a Party for the Planet! Don’t miss all the crafts, activities and fun as we learn how to be better stewards of the environment. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Sat., April 27                          

Louie’s 10th Birthday                                   

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Louie’s not a baby anymore, but his birthday is still a big celebration. Join him for a mammoth party featuring some of his favorite gifts and goodies! Free with regular Zoo admission.
The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, please visit or call 419.385.4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.
The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, the Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.