Important Note about our Family Programs

Many of our family programs involves a series of topics that are offered on multiple dates at the Zoo, so these programs are best suited for Zoo members with current memberships. Anyone who wishes to attend these programs without a current Zoo membership will be required to pay Zoo admission on each separate visit, and admission is not covered by enrollment in a family program. If you don’t have a Zoo membership, click here to get Zoo membership info or to purchase a Zoo membership today.

Programs for 6 months to 3 years

Stroller Safari


Moms, dads or any adult with a child in a stroller, can explore the Zoo with an educator and both adult and child will learn something new. Wear comfortable shoes; this class visits a different exhibit each time.

Fall 2014 schedule
TUE • 9/9, 16, 23, 30, 10/7, 14 • 9:30–10:15am
SAT • 9/13, 20, 27, 10/4, 11, 18 • 9:30–10:15am

Spring 2015 schedule
TUE • 4/14, 21, 28, 5/5, 12, 19 • 9:30–10:15am
SAT • 4/18, 25, 5/2, 9, 16, 23 • 9:30–10:15am

Summer 2015 schedule
TUE • 7/7, 14, 21, 28, 8/4, 11 • 9:30–10:15am
SAT • 7/11, 18, 25, 8/1, 8, 15 • 9:30–10:15am

Registration fee: $22

Winter Story Safari

Moms, dads or any adult with a child explore the indoor exhibits at the Zoo with an educator and both adult and child will learn something new.  Enjoy an animal story at an exhibit and make a cool craft or meet a live animal friend.  Meet at the Anthony Wayne Zoo entrance.

TUE • 1/20, 27, 2/3, 10, 17, 24 • 10:00–10:45am

Registration fee: $22

Programs for 3 and 4 year olds

Animal Tales

Enjoy charming animal stories, plus songs, games, crafts or Zoo animal visits. Each child must be accompanied by one adult only; classroom space is tight, so there’s no room for siblings. (All Animal Tales programs include a three-part series and registration for the program can only be offered for the entire series)

September: Cool Colors
Whether they are to show off or help to hide, color is very important to animals.  Learn about all the useful colors that animals use to survive.
TUE • 9/9, 16, 23 • 1:00–2:00pm
TUE • 9/9, 16, 23 • 6:30–7:30pm
THU • 9/11, 18, 25 • 11:00am–12:00pm
SAT • 9/13, 20, 27 • 11:00am–12:00pm

October: Animals at Night
It is a different world in the dark of the night.  Explore with us the nocturnal animals that are awake when we are asleep.
TUE • 10/7, 14, 21 • 1:00–2:00pm
TUE • 10/7, 14, 21 • 6:30–7:30pm
THU • 10/9, 16, 23 • 11:00am–12:00pm
SAT • 10/11, 18, 25 • 11:00am–12:00pm

November: Ohio Natives
Explore the animals that live right outside your door and find out how they are preparing for winter.
TUE • 11/4, 11, 18 • 1:00–2:00pm
TUE • 11/4, 11, 18 • 6:30–7:30pm
THU • 11/6, 13, 20 • 11:00am–12:00pm
SAT • 11/8, 15, 22 • 11:00am–12:00pm

February: Animals Teams
There are many types of animals that work together to find food, stay warm, or to protect from predators.  Learn about a few of these that call the Toledo Zoo home.
TUE • 2/3, 10, 17 • 1:00–2:00pm
TUE • 2/3, 10, 17 • 6:30–7:30pm
THU • 2/5, 12, 19 • 11:00am–12:00pm
SAT • 2/7, 14, 21 • 11:00am–12:00pm

March: Down on the Farm
Cluck! Moo! Baa! Join us to learn about why a barnyard is such an exciting place to be.
TUE • 3/3, 10, 17 • 1:00–2:00pm
TUE • 3/3, 10, 17 • 6:30–7:30pm
THU • 3/5, 12, 19 • 11:00am–12:00pm
SAT • 3/7, 14, 21 • 11:00am–12:00pm

April: Underwater Adventures
Dive into the water to explore what life is like in wet habitats.
TUE • 4/7, 14, 21 • 1:00–2:00pm
TUE • 4/7, 14, 21 • 6:30–7:30pm
THU • 4/9, 16, 23 • 11:00am–12:00pm
SAT • 4/11, 18, 25 • 11:00am–12:00pm

June: Small and Mighty
Some of the world’s most interest animals are tiny.  Get your magnifying glass ready as we search for the smallest animals.
TUE • 6/2, 9, 16 • 6:30–7:30pm
SAT • 6/6, 13, 20 • 11:00am–12:00pm

Registration fee: $24

Programs for the Family

Wild Toledo! Experiences


Explore Wild Toledo with the Toledo Zoo Conservation and Education Staff.  Every program will feature an exciting introduction to the topic through hands-on field work and live animal encounters.  Programs are $15 per participant.

Reptiles
SAT • 9/13 • 9:00–10:30am

Nocturnal Mammals
FRI • 10/3 • 6:00–7:30pm
FRI • 10/10 • 6:00–7:30pm

Registration for Family Programs

Click here to register for Family Programs online
OR
Download a Printable Registration Form, print it out, then mail your registration to

Toledo Zoo Family Programs
P.O.B 140130
Toledo, OH 43614

FAX: 419-389-8670
EMAIL: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Climate Change Symposium

Wednesday, October 29
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (*potential shift in exact times, but morning symposium regardless)

We aim to connect the regional community to informational and research on important global topics such as climate change.  On October 29, we will explore these impacts and the solutions that we can participate in.  It is free with Zoo admission, and will feature presenters from local universities, environmental organizations, and the Zoo.

Schedule of presenters is still being finalized.  Stay tuned for more symposium details and registration information!

Online registration will be available on this page soon.