The Toledo Zoo Education department offers fun programs and services for learners of all ages; check out the programs below for more information.


Family Programs
We have a variety of fun courses for children six months to four years old and also for the whole family. Our programs are offered on weekdays and weekends and feature a variety of fun learning experiences at the Toledo Zoo.

Summer Safari Camps
These wildly popular summer programs let kids have fun, hands-on learning at the Zoo and beyond! Campers make enrichment items for Zoo animals, take special tours, make crafts, play wild games and so much more!

Nature’s Neighborhood
Nature’s Neighborhood is the Zoo’s year-round children’s zoo where kids learn through play. Each day Nature’s Neighborhood has great opportunities for fun, learning, and exploration! (free with regular Zoo admission)

Toledo Zoo Preschool
Your 3 or 4-year-old will love coming to the Zoo each day; or certified teachers have great lessons and activities waiting for your child.

Homeschool programs
Our programs, offered throughout the school year, help homeschool students meet academic standards. Programs fill up quickly, so register today.

Outreach programs
Our teachers bring live animals, biofacts and animal expertise to your location for a wild lesson. Programs for convalescent centers, libraries, hospitals, senior centers, and special-needs organizations within Lucas County are free. Sign up today—programs fill quickly.

Scout Badge Programs
Do you have Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts in your family? Check into our seasonal badge programs offered at the Zoo.

Zoo Snoozin’
This overnight program at the Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Ideal for school classes, scout troops, clubs, home school groups, church groups and more.

Gift certificates
Looking for a holiday gift that offers an experience unlike any other? Choose a program the kids will love, or give a gift certificate and let them pick their own. Call to arrange—419.385.5721, ext. 2042, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)