The Science of Orchids

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Now—February 28, 2021

Become immersed in beautiful blooms throughout the ProMedica Museum of Natural History and Aquarium during the Orchid Show at the Toledo Zoo! Discover the vibrant colors, delightful scents and interesting backstories of rare and exotic orchid species from around the world. February is for flowers at the Toledo Zoo!

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February
  • Included with Zoo admission

Family guided tour & mini terrarium workshop

Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.
at Nature’s Neighborhood

New this year: Ultraviolet Fluorescence

Visitors will see a “bee’s eye view” of what orchids look like to pollinators. Many types of orchids are UV fluorescent, primarily in their reproductive parts in an attempt to focus the pollinator.

Visit the Mazza Gallery, located on the second floor of the Museum, to see this unique fluorescent view of orchids, animals and minerals!

Orchid Show Plant Sale

Purchase orchids online now!
Pick-up on Tuesday, March 2 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take a piece of this year’s show home with you. Over 1,000 select plants from the show will be available for purchase online. Select a one-hour window to pick-up your orchid at check-out.

Pick-up location: 1150 Shadowlawn Dr. Toledo, OH 43609 (parking lot behind Museum)
Directions: Follow Radcliffe Dr., turn left on Foraker Ave., and follow Shadowlawn Dr. to Museum gate. Remain in line and in your vehicle and zoo staff will load your order into your car before directing you to exit back onto Broadway Ave.