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2011 Events at The Toledo Zoo

January

Frozentoesen
January 2 - 31
Half-price admission, and join us each weekend for Cabin Fever Feeds, ice carving demonstrations, and enjoy indoor fun at Nature's Neighborhood and the Museumís Great Hall and Indoor Theatre. A bouncy, crafts and activities, magic shows, puppet shows, special musical and dance performances and more will help everyone in your family get through those long winter days in style! Learn more

Free Admission for Lucas County residents
On Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend all Lucas County residents will be admitted for free. Join us for Frozentoesen fun on Saturday and Sunday!

February

Frozentoesen
February 1 - 28
Half-price admission, and join us each weekend for Cabin Fever Feeds, ice carving demonstrations, and enjoy indoor fun at Nature's Neighborhood and the Museum’s Great Hall and Indoor Theatre. A bouncy, crafts and activities, magic shows, puppet shows, special musical and dance performances and more will help everyone in your family get through those long winter days in style! Learn more

Vanimaltine's Day
February 12
Come see how our animals celebrate Valentine's Day when fun Valentine themed enrichment items are added to their exhibits. Learn more

Free Admission for Lucas County residents
On President's Day Weekend all Lucas County residents will be admitted for free. Join us for Vanimaltine's Day on Saturday, and Frozentoesen fun on Saturday and Sunday!

March

Teddy Bear Care Fair
March 19
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Zoo for a free check-up, and then join us for plenty of activities and learning about animals. Don't miss this brand new event that is sure to be a great time for all! Learn more

April

Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration
April 16
Celebrate Mother Earth and learn how to "go green" through educational displays and activities throughout the Zoo. Learn more

Animal Egg Hunt
April 22
On the Friday before Easter, watch our animals track down eggs hidden in their habitats and enjoy craft areas and story times throughout the day. Learn more

Louie's 7th Birthday Celebration
April 24
Our favorite young elephant, Louie, turns seven! Join us for the celebration -- you never know what Louie will do when he receives his presents!

May

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May 1
Join us for a festive day of celebrating Mexican culture right here at The Toledo Zoo. Learn more

Mother's Day Brunch & Celebration
May 8
Moms and kids alike will enjoy this wonderful day at the Zoo. Moms get in free and will certainly enjoy our brunch! Learn more

Dart Frog Dash
May 14
Runners converge on the Zoo each year to compete in the Dart Frog Dash, a challenging 5K race / walk. Kids can also compete in the 1K version. Learn more

Around the World in a Day
May 21
Experience fun activities and performances dedicated to learning about other cultures from across the globe. Learn more.

Natural Feedings and Animal Demos
May 28 - September 5
Experience your favorite animals as they chow down on their favorite foods. Check for schedules posted at animal exhibits or click here for more information.

 

June

Zoo to DO
June 17
The Toledo Zoo transforms into a chic night spot and culinary paradise where guests can sample food from dozens of the region's best restaurants and catering services then dance the night away with live entertainment throuhout the Zoo. Pure indulgence -- don't miss out! Learn more

Father's Day Celebration & BBQ
June 19
Give Dad a fun outing and check out the popular Father's Day BBQ as part of the festivities! Learn more

Summer Concert Series
June (TBD)
The annual concert series is yet another way to enjoy what The Toledo Zoo can offer. Zoo Members also enjoy early access to purchase concert tickets before they go on sale to the public. Learn more

July

ADA Day
July 25

Fisher-Price Play Weekend
July 30 - July 31
Kids love coming to the Fisher-Price Play Weekend where they can check out the hottest new toys, meet friendly charadcters, and have a blast! Learn more

Music Under the Stars
July (TBD)
Spend an evening at the Zoo taking in the sounds of the Toledo Symphony Concert Band as they treat you to an entertaining range of musical scores from several genres. Learn more

Summer Concert Series
July (TBD)
The annual concert series is yet another way to enjoy what The Toledo Zoo can offer. Zoo Members also enjoy early access to purchase concert tickets before they go on sale to the public. Learn more

August

Rock N Roar
August 5
Get down to the sounds of several local bands as they liven up the evening with your favorite hits from different eras and styles. The Africa! overlook also becomes a slick dance floor with a DJ to add to the party. Learn more

Music Under the Stars
August (TBD)
Spend an evening at the Zoo taking in the sounds of the Toledo Symphony Concert Band as they treat you to an entertaining range of musical scores from several genres. Learn more

Summer Concert Series
August (TBD)
The annual concert series is yet another way to enjoy what The Toledo Zoo can offer. Zoo Members also enjoy early access to purchase concert tickets before they go on sale to the public. Learn more

Feast With the Beasts
August 26
Join us for an excellent dining experience along with a unique animal encounter as part of this classy annual fund-raising event. Learn more

September

Senior Discovery Days
September Monday - Friday
Seniors are treated to great perks during the Senior Discovery Days. Click here to learn more about the fun activities planned throughout the Fall.

Grandparents Day
September 11

Day of Honor
September 11
Come honor those who serve our country and our communities. Learn more

I Do at the Zoo
September 11
Planning a wedding? The Toledo Zoo hosts one of the region's best bridal shows each year. Learn more

Zoo Brew Fest
September 23
At Zoo Brew Fest you will get to sample several microbrews while enjoying appetizers and entertainment. bring your friends for a great evening! Learn more

Senior Safari
September 20
Join The Toledo Zoo and Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio for a fun day focused on seniors including lunch, health screens, exercise, safety tips and Zoo exploration! Learn more

October

Senior Discovery Days
October Monday - Friday
Seniors are treated to great perks during the Senior Discovery Days. Click here to learn more about the fun activities planned throughout the Fall.

Fall Fur All
October 15
Celebrate the arrival of the Fall season at The Toledo Zoo! Enjoy food, activities, and fun for all ages! Learn more

Kids Rock The Zoo Hallotween
October 15
Celebrate the arrival of the Fall season at The Toledo Zoo! Enjoy food, activities, and fun for all ages! Learn more

Little Boo at The Zoo
October 20, 21
The Toledo Zoo becomes a Halloween haven for the littlest trick-or-treaters where all kinds of fun is waiting! Learn more

Pumpkin Path
October 22, 23
School-aged kids love trick-or-treating across the Zoo during this Halloween extravaganza. There are also plenty of games,magic, and sights! Learn more

Halloween Vineyard Adventure
October 29
The Halloween Vineyard adventure is a great experience where Halloween fun meets sophistication as guests enjoy wines, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment. Learn more

Jumping Pumpkins
October 29 - 30
The Zoo's animals also like Halloween and pumpkins. Come see for yourself as some of your favorite animals are given pumpkins as part of their enrichment!

November

The Lights Before Christmas
November 18 - December 31
Join us for the 25th anniversary of The Lights Before Christmas, a favorite holiday tradition! Learn more

December

The Lights Before Christmas
December 1 - December 31 (Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Join us for the 25th anniversary of The Lights Before Christmas, a favorite holiday tradition! Learn more

Ice Carving Demonstrations
December 2,9,16, & 23

Noon Year's Eve
December 31
Ring in the new year -- at NOON! Join us for activities, apple juice toasts, and our big countdown ceremony as we say hello to 2011! Learn more