Discounts for seniors in September and October

Senior Discovery Days

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On weekdays through September and October, seniors ages 60+ will receive the following benefits:
• FREE parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot
• FREE small fresh-brewed coffee and a mini-muffin at the Timberline Bakery between 10am and 2pm;
• $5 off Senior Granparent memberships for the Toledo Zoo
• A special senior-only 20% discount on items purchased in the North Star Trading Post® gift shop.
• Seniors also receive FREE admission on Tuesdays. It’s a great way to reconnect with your Toledo Zoo!
• Note: Caregivers who are directly responsible for assisting seniors during Senior Discovery Days are eligible for free Zoo admission. Please pre-register with the Zoo’s Visitor Services Department by calling 419.389.6561 before your visit. This applies only to professional caregivers; regular admission rates will apply for volunteers and relatives of visiting seniors.

Special activities take place each Tuesday.  Ranging from guided tours of the Toledo Zoo’s historic buildings, to musical entertainment and games, Senior Discovery Days also provides senior citizens with an opportunity to stroll the beautiful grounds and see the many fantastic animals at a leisurely pace.

Fall 2015 schedule of activities for seniors


September 1
Join us for a guided tour of the historic Museum of Science and Amphitheatre, two of the Zoo’s five WPA-era buildings. These two historic buildings are sure to bring back a lot of memories. Meet in the Main Plaza at 11 a.m.

September 8
The Zoo’s historic Reptile House is the next stop on our guided WPA tour. Learn about the history of the building while getting a close-up view of the Zoo’s reptile collection, including Baru, the largest Saltwater crocodile in North America.
Meet in the Reptile House entrance at 11 a.m.

September 15, Senior Safari:
The Toledo Zoo and Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio offer a fun day focused on seniors, including health screens, exercise, safety tips and Zoo exploration! As an optional extra, enjoy lunch in the Nairobi Pavilion; purchase your lunch tickets -in advance- by calling the Area Office on Aging at 419.382.0624. 

September 22
Win great “ZOO-venirs” as we present BINGO with a Zoo twist!
Games in The Lodge, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

September 29
Take a guided tour through the Zoo’s beautiful butterfly, rose, vegetable, herb and formal perennial gardens. One of our Master Gardeners explains how to prepare your garden for winter and next spring, too. 
Meet at the Conservatory at 11 a.m.


Ocober 6
Check out the big band sounds of Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania Orchestra.
Concert from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Nairobi Pavilion 

October 13
Another chance to win great “ZOO-venirs” as we present bingo with a Zoo twist!
Games in The Lodge, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

October 20
Join us for a guided tour of the award-winning Aviary, renovated in 1998. Its three walk-through habitats -the African Grasslands, Madagascar Desert and Australian Outback- are an experience all their own. 
Meet at the Aviary entrance at 11 a.m.

October 27
Enjoy a tour of our newly renovated WPA-era Aquarium. Immerse yourself in the over 3,000 sea creatures on display in over 178,000 gallons of water.
Meet in the Aquarium at the Pacific Reef Tank at 11 a.m. to begin the tour with a live dive show.

Wheelchairs & Motorized Scooter Rentals

Wheel chairs and scooters can be rented at either the main entrance from Anthony Wayne Trail, or from the Broadway entrance.

Wheel chairs
In addition to the rental fee of $12.00, an ID will be held until the wheelchair is returned.

Motorized Scooters
There is a limited number of scooters available and they are rented on a first come first serve basis. In addition to the rental fee of $25 for seniors, an ID will be held until the scooter is returned.