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

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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 (valid ID required)
      * $2 off admission prices
      ** FREE admission on Mondays between 10am and 12pm

• 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

$7 per vehicle
Members must present a Toledo Zoo membership card to receive free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.
*When the parking lot is at high capacity, a Zoo parking shuttle may be in service to transport visitors to the main entrance.
*Toledo Zoo Members receive free parking for one vehicle per visit that takes up one space in our Anthony Wayne Trail Lot.

$15 for RVs, campers, motor coaches or any vehicle that takes up more than one parking space.
* Please note that large vehicles may be asked to park in the rear of the parking lot.

$7 per school bus used for pre-registered field trips

Know Before You Go

Our construction updates often refer to specific locations and/or zoo exhibits.  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 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 is also closed during this time.

Flamingo Key
Flamingo Key is closed due to routine cleaning of the enclosure and sand. Due to the size of the equipment necessary to properly clean the exhibit, the Tiger Terrace area will
also be closed to the public through Friday, October 9, 2015.

Penguin Beach
Penguin Beach will be closed from October 12-15 for maintenance.

Cheetah exhibit
The cheetahs have been relocated to a temporary exhibit space near Tiger Terrace. Starting on October 7 the cheetahs will be temporarily off exhibit for a few weeks.

Lions will occasionally be off exhibit during construction through Spring 2016.


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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