Family Offerings

Family Offerings

Stroller Safari

Ages 0-3

Break out the stroller and explore the Zoo with an educator to learn fun animal facts! Wear comfortable shoes; this class visits a different exhibit each date.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (Spring Session 2 only).
* Per a change in Zoo policy, masks will be required to be warn at all times for adults throughout the Zoo whether inside or outside.

Topic: Animal Sounds! - Hiss, squawk, and roar as you travel around the Zoo learning the different noises animals make. This class is for ages (0-3yrs) and is a 4 session series.

Summer Session 2
Topic: Animal Movements
  • Tuesday Session Dates: July 27 August 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Thursday Session Dates: July 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Saturday Session Dates: July 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28


  • 9:30-10:15 am

Price per child:

  • $30/Member
  • $35/Non-Member

Kids Night Out and Saturday Fun Day

These programs are the perfect way to get out of the house for some adventures at the Zoo! Kids will enjoy a pizza lunch or dinner and some fun outdoor Zoo activities including animal visits, games and activities.

For ages 5-12 years old


  • September 18, 11AM-3PM


  • Members: $30/child
  • Non-members: $35/child

Animal Tales

Ages 3-4

Enjoy charming animal stories, plus songs, games, crafts and animal visits. Classroom time will be followed by a Zoo adventure! Each month has a theme with three classes. Classes are on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Please meet at the front entrance of the education building. Classes are designed for kids ages 3-5.

September: Animal Giants

  • Week 1: September 8 - Elephants and Rhinos
  • Week 2: September 15 - Bears
  • Week 3: September 22 - Crocodiles and Snakes

October: Sensational Senses

  • Week 1: October 6 - Hearing
  • Week 2: October 13 - Super Sight
  • Week 3: October 20 - Touch and Smell

November: All in the Family

  • Week 1: November 3 - Packs and Herds
  • Week 2: November 10 - Schools
  • Week 3: November 17 - Flocks and Troops

December: Home Sweet Home

  • Week 1: December 1 - Rainforest
  • Week 2: December 8 - Desert
  • Week 3: December 15 - Water

Price per child for 3 week series:

  • $24/member
  • $32/non-member

Wild Family Encounters

Bring Your Own Boat – A Summer Morning on the Maumee River

Join Toledo Zoo staff for an early morning tour of the Maumee River in your own canoe or kayak. You will embark on a leisurely two hour paddle of the river adjacent to the Zoo, exploring around the islands for turtles, birds and other wildlife.

Cost: $25 per canoe or kayak for members and $30 per canoe or kayak for non-members.

Children must be in a boat with an adult. This is a beginner level program.

Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak and paddle(s) and are required to bring and wear their own approved personal floatation device. We also recommend sunscreen, hat, binoculars and an ample supply of water.

Saturday, September 18, 8:30-10:30am