The Toledo Zoo welcomes all! We strive to make everyone’s visit an enjoyable and opportune experience. We understand that some guests may require assistance or additional accommodations, listed below.
Download our accessibility app to assist with your visit! Available for iOS and Android.
Questions? Please call 419-385-5721 ext. 3039.
Available at the front desk of our Visitor Services building in entry plaza.
SIGHTED GUIDE TOURS
Tours available for those who are blind or have low vision. A dedicated staff member or volunteer will assist you throughout your visit for up to two hours.
WHEELCHAIR AND SCOOTERS
Motorized scooters must be rented by the user or a legally responsible party.
SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY
Toledo Zoo welcomes service animals and complies with ADA Title III regulations.
Available at the front desk of our Visitor Services building in entry plaza. There is no additional cost, only completion of a liability form required. Sensory bags include noise-canceling headphones (both adult and child sizes), whiteboard with marker, sensory and fidget tools, a social story, misting fan, and straws.
Sighted Guide Tours
Tours available for those who are blind or have low vision. A dedicated staff member or volunteer will assist you throughout your visit for up to two hours. Sensory experiences may be included upon availability for the day of your visit. Tours are provided free of charge and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
Safari railway and African carousel located in Africa! are ADA accessible.
For more information on wheelchairs and motorized scooters, please see below.
Wheelchair and Motorized Scooters
A valid ID is required to rent a wheelchair or scooter. Hours of operation may vary due to season and weather. Motorized scooters must be rented by the user or a legally responsible party. All scooter riders must be 16 years or older unless special conditions apply. Scooters are provided for visitors that need the accommodation and are not intended for recreational use. Scooter availability is limited and scooters are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Service Animal Policy
Toledo Zoo welcomes service animals and complies with ADA Title III regulations. Service animals are defined as dogs or miniature horses, individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The service animal must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks. If the service animal is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it, the animal may be excluded and asked to leave the premises. The owner is still welcome to visit. Additionally, if the service animals’ presence causes the zoo’s animals to alter their behavior, causing them to behave more aggressively or become agitated, they may be asked to be removed from that area.
Emotional Support/Comfort Animal Policy
For the health and safety of the animals at the Toledo Zoo, emotional support, therapy, or comfort animals are not permitted on the zoo’s premises.