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Experience up-close encounters with over
16,000+ animals representing 680+ species!

Plan Your Visit
Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Zoo closes at 5 p.m.

Know Before You Go


Open daily
Sun-Tues, Fri, Sat admission 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Zoo closes at 5 p.m.
Wed & Thurs admission 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Zoo closes at 9 p.m.

Early building closures
July 13: Aquarium closing at 4 p.m.
July 25: Africa! Overlook closing at 3 p.m.
July 27: Aquarium closing at 3 p.m.
July 30: Kodiak Ridge closing at 3 p.m.


The Zoo has two parking areas for visitor use. Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot (2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609) and Broadway parking lot (2683 Broadway St. Toledo, OH 43609).

Click here for route to Anthony Wayne Trail lot.
Click here for route to Broadway lot.

Free parking available for all members at the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot only. President’s Circle members can park for free in the Broadway parking lot; all other membership categories must pay for parking in the Broadway parking lot.

Please Note

The Toledo Zoo has transitioned to a cashless payment system. Click here for more information.

Outside food, beverages and coolers not permitted inside the Zoo. Picnic tables are available at Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot and Walbridge Park. Exceptions are permitted for medical items, dietary restrictions, baby formula and pre-registered school groups visiting the Zoo.

The Toledo Zoo has implemented a non-contact security screening and visual bag inspection upon entering the Zoo. Click here for more information.

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Christmas in July

Fri, July 19 & Sat, July 20
7 – 11 p.m., with last gate admission at 10 p.m.

Celebrate Lights WAY before Christmas!

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Meet our African elephant calf, Kirkja!

Kirkja was born Feb. 17, 2024 at the Toledo Zoo. You can meet her and the rest of our elephant herd daily in Tembo Trail!

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Twilight Evenings

Wed. & Thurs. now - Aug. 29

Experience the Zoo during extended hours! Half price admission will be offered 4 - 8 p.m., with Zoo closing at 9 p.m.

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Experience our new climbing wall!

Explore our brand new 24' wall with two different climbing sides. Challenge yourself by choosing a specific route to the top!

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Garden Tours & Workshops

Now through September
As the weather brightens and flowers bloom, it's an ideal time to explore our zoo's horticultural happenings. Enjoy stunning tulips or taste staff-favorite edible plants on our tailored tours and workshops, perfect for gardening enthusiasts.

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Monthly happenings

Don't miss these upcoming events!

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Zoo map

Learn the layout of the must-do Zoo!

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Our mission

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act.

Explore our conservation efforts and see what you can do to make a difference!

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