Toledo Zoo Announces Play Naturally Toledo Event

Daily Dose  |  07/10/2018 9:00 am

Albert Einstein once said: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Join us in starting our local children on the path to understanding early by attending the next Play Naturally Toledo event!

On Saturday, July 21 from 4-6:30 p.m. in Nature’s Neighborhood at the Toledo Zoo families can discover all the Zoo’s award-winning children’s area has to offer, including goat contact yard, tree house, interactive stream and beach, workshop, play kitchen and more. There will also be live animal encounters and the opportunity to roast marshmallows over a fire pit! The cost is $10 per family. Pre-registration is preferred, however, walk-ins are also welcome. *The program fee does include admission costs at the Toledo Zoo. For more information and to register, please visit https://etickets.toledozoo.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9.

Play Naturally Toledo (PNT) is a collaborative program between the Toledo Zoo, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, the 577 Foundation and Bowling Green State University to promote family nature play in our community. PNT partners create safe play environments that encourage imaginative, wholesome, child-directed play. Studies show that play time in nature promotes physical and emotional well-being and healthy social interaction, stimulates higher level thinking, enhances connectedness to nature and encourages environmentally-friendly attitudes.

In addition to the July 21 event, the Zoo will also host another Play Naturally Toledo event in the fall. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, September 22. From 4-6:30 p.m. families can enjoy pumpkin painting, corn shucking, leaf pile jumping and more! The event will also feature apple cider and a fire pit to make your own s’mores. Cost is $10 per family. For more information and to register, please visit https://etickets.toledozoo.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9.

For additional information or questions about Play Naturally Toledo, please contact the Zoo’s education department at 419-385-5721 ext 2042.

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