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Thank you for planning your visit to the Toledo Zoo!
The Zoo is located at 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, Ohio.

Today’s hours:

Discount admission rates

Discount admission rates apply to visitors in the following categories:

• Toledo Zoo Members

• FREE admission with Membership ID card and valid ID

• Lucas County Residents receive FREE admission on non-holiday Mondays from 10a.m. - noon.

• School groups

• Military Discounts

• Groups of 20 or more

• Pre-registered consignment groups

If any of the above categories applies to you, click here to get more information

Parking information

Anthony Wayne trail parking lot / main parking lot

Toledo Zoo members:
• Parking is free for standard passenger vehicles,
• $8 for vehicles that take up more than one parking space

Non members:
• $7 for non-members and school buses
• $15 for vehicles that take up more than one space

Broadway parking lot

Toledo Zoo members:
• $5 for standard vehicles
• $13 for vehicles that take up more than one space

Non members:
• $7 for non-members and school buses
• $15 for vehicles that take up more than one space

Know Before You Go

These updates refer to specific locations and/or zoo exhibits you may want to be aware of before planning your visit.  Click here to open a PDF version of the Zoo’s guide map for a visual reference to help identify any locations mentioned below:

The Aquarium will be closed for maintenance on the following dates: February 1- 12 and February 16-20. 
Open to the public on the weekend of February 13-15.

The Aviary will be closed for maintenance from February 22 to March 18

The Africa! exhibit and adjacent overlook will be closed until Spring 2016 for the construction of the Giraffe Feed Deck and the Aerial Adventure Course. The Safari Railway will also be closed during this time. Animals featured at the Africa! exhibit include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, ostriches, impala, greater kudu, and other bird species. These animals typically are not on display during the winter season or cold weather.


From Memorial Day through Labor day we invite you to enjoy all of your favorite Zoo concessions. In off seasons, be sure to visit Timberline Bakery on the north side and Carnivore Café on the south side for your food and beverage needs.

Additional visitor information

Fun Activities at the Zoo

Out-of-Town visitors’ info

Driving Directions and Maps

Zoo Guide Map

Renting strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, or motorized scooters

Zoo Policies

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