Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Zoo will celebrate Mother’s Day with FREE admission for all mothers who visit with their children!

There will be Mother’s Day activities taking place in the Nature’s Neighborhood throughout the day, such as planting colorful annuals and native wildflowers to take home. And on Saturday, May 12, the Toledo Rose Society will be in Nature’s Neighborhood with a limited supply of miniature roses for the first 100 visitors.

Optional add on Brunch

Malawi Event Center
Seating Times:
SOLD OUT – 9a.m. – 10 a.m.
SOLD OUT – 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

This Mother’s Day, show your mom she’s the best—and show her the world! On Sunday, May 13, a popular Mother’s Day brunch will be hosted in our newly renovated Malawi Event Center! Animal Demonstration will take place during the event, along with live entertainment and kid’s craft! (Make sure to purchase a ticket for mom too!)


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 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.

Brunch Menu:

  • French Toast with blueberry and strawberry toppings, whipped topping, chocolate chips & powdered sugar
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Country style potatoes with peppers and onions
  • Sausage links
  • Sausage gravy with biscuits
  • Tossed salad with ranch & Italian dressing
  • Assorted dinner rolls, breads, crackers, and butter pats
  • Chef’s Famous Chili
  • Sliced Ham with pineapple slices & honey glaze
  • Sliced roast beef in gravy
  • Baked potato bar with sour cream, butter, chives, bacon & shredded cheese
  • Buttered corn
  • Green beans with almonds
  • Assorted sweet treats, Gourmet cookies, Red velvet cake with whipped cream

Beverages: Coffee & Decaf, Water, Iced Tea, Orange Juice, White and Chocolate Milk

Available for purchase: Mimosas and Bloody Marys