April 24

Join the Toledo Zoo in celebrating Mother Earth and exemplifying our mission of being advocates for wildlife and conserving the natural world during Party for the Planet!

Drop off your recyclable goods – including hard-to-recycle items– between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Zoo’s Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. Admission/parking charges do not apply to this special recycling project.

The Zoo is a perfect place to spend a great “green” day with your family! Deliver your recyclable items and learn about environmentally-friendly initiatives through conservation talks, animal demonstrations and activities across the Zoo.

Also, the NW Ohio Damage Prevention Council and Columbia Gas of Ohio are partnering with the Zoo for this year’s event. The council will donate and plant a tree at to help us kick-off and celebrate Earth Day. Check out OHIO811’s interactive educational trailer and learn about the utility lines located underground, in your own backyard. Meet their mascots and pick up an activity sheet and crayons for the kids to take home as a reminder for parents to “Call 811 Before You Dig!”

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Schedule of Events

10:30 a.m. Kwisha's Earth Day birthday celebration
Gorilla Meadow, Great Apes
11 a.m. Learn about the Zoo's conservation programs
ProMedica Museum of Natural History
11:30 a.m. Learn about the Zoo's Wild Toledo initiatives
Outside ProMedica Museum of Natural History
Noon Meet an endangered species & play a game
Nature's Neighborhood
1 p.m. Meet an endangered species & play a game
Arctic Encounter®
1:30 p.m. Elephant training demo
Tembo Trail
2 p.m. Primate enrichment
Primate Forest