Mother’s Day Brunch & Celebration

Sunday, May 8

Image of a mother white-cheeked gibbon with her baby

Free Zoo admission for moms on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, show your mom she’s the best—and show her the world! All mothers receive free admission when their kids bring them to the Zoo. We also have a popular Mother’s Day brunch as well! View details below.


Image of a mother orangutan with her baby
In addition, the Toledo Zoo is celebrating in support of M.O.M., Missing Orangutan Mothers, an orangutan outreach organization. Each year more and more orangutans (including moms and babies) are killed or left homeless as their native rainforest habitat is cleared for palm oil plantations. To help raise awareness for the protection of these amazing creatures, orangutan keepers and staff will be on hand to educate visitors and facilitate hands-on activities to help everyone learn more about the threats and how our small actions can make a big difference for Yaz and Wakil’s wild counterparts.
Logo for the Orangutan Outreach program

Mother’s Day Brunch

Treat Mom to a superb Mother’s Day Brunch that takes place in our African Lodge. This special event includes Brunch and Animal Demonstrations. The Mother’s Day brunch is a popular event that fills up quickly so we encourage you to place a reservation as early as possible. You will need to purchase a Brunch ticket for Mom too.

Brunch Admission Rates:

Member Rates:
$30 for Adults ages 12-59
$25 for children ages 2-11
Under 2 FREE

Non-Member rates:
$35 for Adults ages 12-59
$30 for children ages 2-11
Under 2 FREE


African Lodge

Seating times

9:00am SOLD OUT
11:30am SOLD OUT

Mother’s Day Brunch buffet:

Scrambled eggs
Country style potatoes with peppers and onions
Pancakes with blueberry and strawberry toppings, whipped topping and chocolate chips
Sausage links
Sausage gravy with biscuits
Chicken noodle soup
Vegetable soup
Assorted dinner rolls, breads crackers and butter pats
Tossed salad with ranch and Italian
Carved roasted turkey breast with turkey gravy
Sliced roast beef in gravy
Mashed potatoes
Buttered corn
Green beans with bacon
Assorted sweet treats
Gourmet cookie tray
Chocolate cake with whipped cream

Beverage options:
Coffee, Water, Iced Tea, Orange Juice and White Milk

Make Your Reservation Today!

Make a Reservation
* If you are a Zoo Member, please have your Member ID ready

You can also call Group Sales at 419-385-5721 ext. 6001, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Additional Reservation Information

• Due to limited availability, High Chairs must be reserved in Advance.
• This reservation includes admission to the Zoo.
• This is a non-refundable reservation.
• Total amount paid includes tax.
• Please arrive at least 30 min. prior to your reservation time to ensure enough time to park and walk to African Lodge.

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