Senior Discovery Days
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FREE Admission every Tuesday – plus FREE activities, live music, and tours for our friends 60+

On weekdays in September & October, seniors 60 and better enjoy…
• Free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot
• Free small coffee & mini-muffin (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at Timberline Bakery
• 20% discount on merchandise in our gift shops
• $5 off Membership



Sept. 5:  Meet our Animal Behavior staff and participate in a hands-on class to create enrichment for our animals, and then gather to watch them enjoy interacting with their new treats! Meet in The Lodge at 11 a.m.
This event is sold out!

SEPT. 12

Sept. 12:  Senior Safari: Toledo Zoo and the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio offer a fun day focused on seniors, including health screenings, entertainment, safety tips and Zoo exploration! As an optional extra, enjoy lunch in the new Malawi Event Center; purchase lunch tickets in advance by calling the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624.

SEP. 19

Sept. 19:  Join our Wild Toledo biologists as they discuss native landscaping and release migratory Monarch butterflies for their journey to over-wintering grounds in Mexico. Meet at the Conservatory at 11 a.m.

SEPT. 26

Sept. 26:  Win great “Zoo-venirs” as we present BINGO with a Zoo twist! Games in The Lodge, 10:30 a.m. to noon.


OCT. 3

Oct. 3:  Check out the big band sounds of Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania Orchestra. Concert from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the new Malawi Event Center.

OCT. 10

Oct. 10:  Another chance to win great “ZOO-venirs” as we present BINGO with a Zoo twist! games in the new Malawi Event Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

OCT. 17

Oct. 17:  Join us for a guided tour of the award-winning Aviary, home to birds from across the world and now a male koala! Meet at the Aviary at 11 a.m.

OCT. 24

Oct. 24:  The Zoo’s historic Reptile House is the next stop on our guided WPA tour. Learn about the history of the building while getting a close-up view of the Zoo’s reptile collection, including Baru, the largest Salt-water crocodile in North America. Meet in the Reptile House at 11 a.m.

OCT. 31

Oct. 31:  Learn all about the recently renovated WPA-era Aquarium during a keeper talk, live dive and Q & A with the curator. Two tour options: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet in the Aquarium.

Wheelchairs & motorized scooters available to rent.
Note: Caregivers who are directly responsible for assisting seniors during Senior Discovery Days are eligible for free Zoo admission. Please pre-register with the Zoo’s Visitor Services Department by calling 419-389-6561 before your visit. This applies only to professional caregivers; regular admission rates will apply for volunteers and relatives of visiting seniors.

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