Celebrate the arrival of several Australian animals at the Toledo Zoo!

Wild Walkabout Opening ceremony and weekend festivities:

Friday, May 24:

• 10am Zoo opens

• 10am - 11am Toledo School for the Arts will be welcoming visitors at Blade Plaza with their classic steel drum band Glass City Steel and their sky-high pageant puppets representing Australian animals.  Toledo School for the Arts will also be offering free Australian-themed face painting in Skeldon Plaza from 10am - 11am.

• 10:15 am Grand opening ceremony begins (Skeldon Plaza)
Speakers include:

•      Toledo Zoo Executive Director & CEO Jeff Sailer;
•      Toledo Zoo President of the Board Mary Ellen Pisanelli;
•      Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak; and
•      retired Australian diplomat (Mr.) Lindsay Smith

Ceremony also features a brief performance by E:NFP

• 10:45 am Ramblin Renie and Outback Jack perform (Skeldon Plaza)

• 11 am – 2 p.m.  Toledo Zoo Australian-themed Educational Activities (Skeldon Plaza)

• 12 – 2 p.m.  Hands-on art activities with The Toledo Museum of Art (Skeldon Plaza)

• 12 pm Ramblin Renie and Outback Jack perform (Skeldon Plaza)

• 12:30 pm Performance by E:NFP (Main Plaza):
An interactive performance that includes singing, dance and storytelling

• 2 pm Keeper Tales: Australia (Fisher-Price Little People Discovery Stage, Nature’s Neighborhood)

Saturday, May 25:

• 10 am, 11 am & 12 pm TSA Glass City Steel, along with performance puppets (Blade Plaza)

• 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Toledo Zoo Australian-themed Educational Activities (Skeldon Plaza)

• 11 am Sounds of the Didgeridu by David Leavitt (across from Carnivore Café)

• 11:30 am Australian-themed performance by E:NFP

• 12 – 2 pm Hands-on art activities with The Toledo Museum of Art (Skeldon Plaza)

• 12 – 2 pm Face painting with TSA (Skeldon Plaza)

• 12 pm Live Animal Show (Fisher-Price Little People Discovery Stage, Nature’s Neighborhood)

• 12:30 pm Sounds of the Didgeridu by David Leavitt (across from Carnivore Café)

• 1 pm Zap Entertainment presents, The Wonderful World of Bubbles (Indoor Theatre, Museum of Science)

• 1:30 pm Sounds of the Didgeridu by David Leavitt (across from Carnivore Café)

• 2 pm Keeper Tales: Australia (Fisher-Price Little People Discovery Stage, Nature’s Neighborhood)

• 2:30 pm Zap Entertainment presents, Magic from the Land Down Under (Indoor Theatre, Museum of Science)

• Throughout the day our Summer Feeds and Animal Demos taking place – Click here for a complete schedule

Sunday, May 26:

• 10 am, 11 am, & 12pm TSA Glass City Steel, along with performance puppets (Blade Plaza)

• 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Toledo Zoo Australian-themed Educational Activities (Skeldon Plaza)

• 11 am Sounds of the Didgeridu by David Leavitt (across from Carnivore Café)

• 11:30 am Australian-themed performance by E:NFP

• 12 – 2 pm Hands-on art activities with The Toledo Museum of Art (Skeldon Plaza)

• 12 – 2 pm Face painting with Toledo School for the Arts (Skeldon Plaza)

• 12 pm Live Animal Show (Fisher-Price Little People Discovery Stage, Nature’s Neighborhood)

• 12:30 pm Sounds of the Didgeridu by David Leavitt (across from Carnivore Café)

• 1 pm Zap Entertainment presents, The Wonderful World of Bubbles (Indoor Theatre, Museum of Science)

• 1:30 pm Sounds of the Didgeridu by David Leavitt (across from Carnivore Café)

• 2 pm Keeper Tales:  Australia (Fisher-Price Little People Discovery Stage, Nature’s Neighborhood)

• 2:30 pm Zap Entertainment presents, Magic from the Land Down Under (Main Plaza)

• Throughout the day our Summer Feeds and Animal Demos taking place – Click here for a complete schedule

Opening Weekend Celebration sponsored by BP-Husky Refining LLC