Zoo address and contact info, Zoo map and photos, Zoo mission statement, accreditation, fiscal documentation, and info for the Zoo board and administration are all at provided below, under the ‘Popular Information Requests’ list:

Popular Information Requests

Visitor information:

Purchase tickets online

Driving Directions and Maps

Out-of-Town visitors’ info

Fun Activities at the Zoo

Year at a Glance (annual schedule of events)

Daily Calendar

View Zoo schedules of admission rates and hours per calendar year


Zoo Policies


Zoo memberships (renewals, purcahses, etc.)

Zoo Animals

Animal Web Cams

Behind the Scenes Tours

Animal Photo Gallery

Animal Care and Enrichment

Zoo PAL Animal Adoption Program

Host an Event


Kids’ Birthdays

Company Picnics


Holiday Parties

Catering Information

Education Programs

For Kids and Families:

6 months to 4 years old

Toledo Zoo Preschool ages 3-4

Winter Camps, Ages 5 to 10

Summer Camps, ages 4 to 15

Homeschool programs

For Schools
At the zoo:

Field trips

On-grounds Programs

Scavenger Hunts

At your school:

Outreach for single classrooms / small groups

Assembly programs for 100 - 300 students

Distance Learning with the Zoo

For teachers:

Teacher Workshops

Learning Resources

More fun Education opportunities:

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Zoo Snoozin’ overnight stays for scouts, clubs, private groups, etc.

Outreach Programs - the Zoo comes to YOU!

Learning fun at Nature’s Neighborhood (free with Zoo admission)

Employment / Volunteering

Employment Opportunities

Adult Volunteers

ZooTeen Volunteer Program

Internships at the Toledo Zoo

General Zoo Information

Donation opportunities / Toledo Zoological Society Foundation


Conservation Programs

Toledo Zoo History

Toledo Zoo Contact Information

Main Line:

Information Line:

Visitor Information
If you are planning a visit to the Toledo Zoo and need detailed information, driving directions, and more please visit the Hours, Admission, and Info page.

Anthony Wayne Trail Entrance (Main entrance):
Use this address for GPS devices or other map-based applications
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, Ohio

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 140130
Toledo, OH 43614

Broadway Street Entrance:
2700 Broadway Street
Toledo, Ohio

E-mail address for general inquiries (note: all solicitation e-mails for products and services will be disregarded—general inquiries only please):
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Discover Your Toledo Zoo, an Overview:

The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos—it’s also the region’s top family destination! Let The Toledo Zoo take you from the Arctic tundra to the wilds of Africa, from the tropical rainforest to the Sonoran Desert and all points between—all in one great day.

Each year nearly one million people come to The Toledo Zoo to experience the wonders of the natural world, stroll our beautiful grounds and explore our historic WPA-era buildings. As you do, you’ll encounter animals ranging from mammoth African elephants and majestic bald eagles to tiny toads and and even insects and spiders. For more than 100 years, The Toledo Zoo has engaged and inspired countless families and created memories that carry on for generations. Come be a part of this incredible legacy and make a few memories of your own!

Map of the Zoo and Photo Gallery


Download our Zoo Guide Map to see a detailed map of the Zoo grounds.

Click here to see a photo gallery of locations throughout the Toledo Zoo

Toledo Zoo Mission and Accreditations

Our mission:
Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world.

As our mission statement indicates, the Toledo Zoo is committed to providing excellent care for our animals, as well as conserving the natural world.  We are implementing multiple green practices in our operations, and several members of our staff are highly involved with conservation efforts, both local and international. We are working to preserve endangered and threatened species from butterflies and birds to toads and elephants. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), The Toledo Zoo is involved with breeding animals through the Species Survival Program that is helping to ensure a future for some truly amazing species.


Fiscal information

The Toledo Zoo is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Click here for Form 990 for Fiscal Year 2014

Click here for audited financials from 2013 and 2014

Annual Report

Click here to view our latest annual report as a PDF with links to multiple videos, animal fact pages, and behind the scenes stories.

Click here to view our 2013 annual report as a PDF with links to multiple videos, animal fact pages, and behind the scenes stories.

Click here to view our 2012 annual report as a PDF with links to multiple videos, animal fact pages, and behind the scenes stories.

Zoo Administration

Executive Director / CEO
Jeff Sailer

Deputy Director for Animals, Conservation & Education
Ron Fricke

General Curator
Terry Webb

Director of Institutional Advancement
Mary Fedderke

Director of Human Resources
Nancy L. Foley

Director of Finance
Sue Bagdonas

Director of Visitor Services
Dennis Schnurbusch

Director of Facilities & Planning
Rick Payeff

Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs
Andi Norman

Director of Conservation / Research
Dr. Peter J. Tolson

Chief Veterinarian
Dr. Ric Berlinski

Curator of Behaviorial Husbandry & Research
Beth Posta

Curator of Education
Mitchell Magdich

Curator of Fishes & Invertebrates
Jay Hemdal

Curator of Graphics & Exhibits
Alex DeBeukelaer

Curator of Herpetology
R. Andrew Odum

Curator of Horticulture
Nancy Bucher

Curator of Mammals
Dr. Randi Meyerson  

Wyn Hall  

Zoo Board Directors

Pamela Hershberger

Vice President
John Jones

Elaine Canning

William McDonnell

Susan Allan Block
Peter Boyer
Angelita Cruz-Bridges
Carol Contrada (ex officio member)
Dr. Shanda Gore
James Haudan
James Hoffman
Sandra Hylant
William McDonnell
Bonnie Rankin
Harlan Reichle
Dr. Marcia Sloan-Latta
Clarence Smith
Mark Stockwell
Olivia Summons
Lamont Thurston

Complimentary Ticket or Membership Donation Requests:

The Toledo Zoo will consider donating 2 one-day admission passes (good for any daytime visit during the calendar year the tickets were issued) or a one-year membership to qualifying non-profit organizations (or groups sponsored by them) to be used as prizes or auction items for events or fundraising activities. To be considered for these donations, organizations must be located in Lucas, Wood, Monroe, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties. The Toledo Zoo will read all requests and consider each on an individual basis; however, not all requests can be fulfilled. Accepting a request does not guarantee it will be fulfilled the following year.

If you feel your organization qualifies, please mail us your request on your organization’s original letterhead (we cannot accept fax or email copies) and enclose a copy of your organization’s state or federal letter documenting your 501 (c) (3) status, along with self-address, stamped envelope to:

The Toledo Zoo
Attn: Donations
PO Box 140130
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Please allow 30 days for processing. Thank you for thinking of The Toledo Zoo!

You can also check into our Companies for Kids program where participating companies have donated Zoo tickets for organizations that serve low-income or disabled children. Click here to learn more

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