We strive to bring you the best experience at the Toledo Zoo while providing the best care of our animals and their habitats. Periodic construction and maintenance are part of this commitment, and occasionally exhibits and facilities may close temporarily for construction or maintenance. We apologize if any of your favorite exhibits are closed during your planned visit, and we hope that you will still join us for a day of adventure.

Construction Updates

Last updated on March 19, 2014
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.

Arctic Encounter®

The Arctic Encounter® exhibit (polar bears and seals) will be closed for maintenance from Friday, September 26 through Thursday, October 9.

Aquarium

The Toledo Zoo’s Aquarium is closed for a long term renovation project that will be completed in 2015.  The area surrounding the Aquarium, including the path between the Aquarium and the Amphitheatre may be closed during the construction phase. When needed, signs may be present in the area with info and directions for detours. 

What’s going to happen to the Aquarium?
The Aquarium building’s historic WPA architecture will be preserved during the construction phase, but the interior is being completely remodeled. While visitors and Zoo staff will surely miss the Aquarium during its renovation phase, we are very excited about unveiling the newly remodeled Aquarium in 2015. Stay tuned!