Garden Tour Series

Join the Zoo’s horticulturists for our Garden Tour Series. Each tour is guided by a Zoo horticulture staff member who will discuss different gardening topics, including: growing tips, best watering practices and much more. Whether you are a seasoned green thumb or gardening greenhorn, there will be something to learn and apply to at-home gardening projects.

Garden Workshop Series

Join us for a hands-on specialty themed take-home workshop! During each event, a Zoo horticulturist will advise on creation and maintenance of your unique item. Workshops include all necessary materials, a light brunch and specialty (alcoholic and non) drinks.

Tours and Workshops


Seed Safari

Sunday, October 3
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(A family program intended for Parents/Guardians with children aged 6-10)
$25 for members/$35 for non-members, Each additional child: $10 each
Put on your safari hats and wander with us through the zoo to discover the wonder of seeds! Part garden tour and part scavenger hunt, participants of all ages will learn about the impact seeds have on humans, animals, and our local ecosystems. Parents and children will work together to complete seed bingo cards, while we explore the zoo to collect and deliver enrichment to some seed-loving zoo animals, and make collections so you can add a bit of the zoo to your own backyards

The Making of Lights Before Christmas

Sunday, November 21
10:00 a.m. – noon
$25 for members/$30 for non-members
" 'Twas the Lights Before Christmas and here at the zoo, the sun's brightly shining and there is so much to do..." Every holiday season the Zoo's horticulture staff hangs up over 1 million Christmas lights throughout the grounds. If you've ever wondered "how do they get the lights on the Big Tree" or "what do they do with all of the lights for the rest of the year" this is your chance to find out! Join us to learn how to put up (and more importantly, put away) Christmas lights like a pro as we explore the ins and outs of LBC.The price of this tour includes admission to the Toledo Zoo and complimentary parking in the Anthony Wayne parking lot. It does not include entrance to the Lights Before Christmas in the evening.
Due to the limited space, no rainchecks or refunds.


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