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Total Eclipse at the Zoo

Mon, April 8
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission is free for Lucas County residents 10 a.m. – noon, with proof of residency.

Celebrate being in the path of totality here at the Zoo! Enjoy animal demos, character meet & greets, a bounce house, musical entertainment and other fun activities throughout the day. Guests can also work with Zoo staff to take part in animal observations and research to see how animal behaviors may change during the partial and total eclipse.

Grab your FREE eclipse glasses (while supplies last) and head into the historic Amphitheatre to watch the eclipse take place!

As part of our Conda Family Zoo For All program, a Sensory Area will be available in the ProMedica Museum of Natural History. This area is designed as a quiet zone, offering sensory-friendly activities with dedicated staff and volunteers ready to support any sensory needs. For other information about our accessibility features, you can visit

Eclipse related activities are included with Zoo admission.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Zoo bounce house, Main Plaza

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit our Sensory Area, Mazza Gallery, ProMedica Museum of Natural History

10:30 a.m.
Croc feed & Keeper talk, Reptile House
Tiger enrichment, Tiger Terrace

11 a.m.
Hornbill Keeper talk, Aviary

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet & greet with Pup Friends; Chase, Everest & Skye, Main Plaza
Characters by Laurel’s Characters & Co.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Performance with DC Taylor – Acoustic Duo, Main Plaza

11:30 a.m.
Meet an animal, ProMedica Museum of Natural History

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Children’s crafts, Nature’s Neighborhood

1 p.m.
Sturgeon and Wetlands feed, ProMedica Museum of Natural History

1:30 pm
Amphitheatre opens for eclipse viewing
Pick up your FREE eclipse glasses (while supplies last), Main Plaza
Meet an animal, Nature’s Neighborhood

2:30 p.m.
Orangutan enrichment, Kingdom of the Apes
Meet an animal, ProMedica Museum of Natural History

Eclipse Timeline

Partial eclipse begins in Toledo. 1:56 p.m.
Total eclipse begins, lasting around 1 minute & 47 seconds. 3:12 p.m.
Partial eclipse ends. 4:27 p.m

This event is supported by the Simons Foundation and is part of its 'In the Path of Totality' initiative. For more information, visit