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Thursday, August 16

What’s happening Today!

Current Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Zoo remains open for one additional hour after gates close to allow visitors to complete their visit. However, many animals may be off exhibit during the last hour.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Museum of Science closed for renovations until Spring 2019.

Wild Wednesday Nights – Wrap up your day on the wild side with half-price admission for all from 5-8 p.m., extended viewing hours and unique animal encounters! Last entry at 7 p.m.


Get Here


Toledo Zoo Address:

2 Hippo Way Toledo, Ohio 43614
For parking information please visit the hours and parking tab.

Zoo Hours

Current Hours:

The Zoo remains open for one additional hour after gates close to allow visitors to complete their visit. However, many animals may be off exhibit during the last hour.

Parking Info

Zoo Members:

With a valid membership card, members park for free at the Anthony Wayne Trail lot and receive a $2 discount on parking at the Broadway lot.

Non-Members:

$8 per standard vehicle. $16 for RVs, campers, motor coaches or any vehicle that takes up more than one parking space.

School bus:

$8 with each pre-registered field trip.

Admission Rates


Non-Lucas County Residents

Adults (12-59) $19
Children (2-11) $16
Seniors (60+) $16
Under 2 years Free

Lucas County Residents

Adults (12-59) $17
Children (2-11) $14
Seniors (60+) $14
Under 2 years Free

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Are you a member at another zoo?

Learn about our reciprocal program to take advantage of discounts!

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Out of Town Visitors

We were voted #1 zoo in the nation and two-time best zoo lights display!

Hotel and Resort Partners

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL HOTEL PARTNER LIST

Toledo

Radisson Hotel at The University of Toledo 3.4 mi
Holiday Inn Express/Toledo - Oregon 7.8 mi
Holiday Inn Express/Toledo West 8.2 mi

Sylvania

Wingate Hotel 14.3 mi

Rossford

Hampton Inn & Suites 9.0 mi
Country Inn & Suites 9.1 mi

Perrysburg

Holiday Inn French Quarter 10.17mi

Oregon

Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center 14.4 mi

Monroe, Michigan

Harbortown RV Resort 21.74 mi

Archbold

Sauder Heritage Inn 47.84 mi

School Groups

We offer school group rates to Lucas County and non-Lucas County schools!
Learn more

Large Groups

We offer group rates for groups with 20 or more guests!
Learn more

Looking for fun things to do?

The Toledo Zoo has a variety of events, activities, and programs to experience.

More Info

Wheelchairs, scooters, visitor rentals, wheelchair, scooter, stroller, strollers, wagon, wagons, rental, rentals

 

For the well-being of our animals and to help provide a safe, enjoyable and family-friendly experience, please observe the following policies:

GUEST POLICIES
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an individual 16 years of age or older.
  • Shirts and footwear must be worn at all times, with the exception of the splash pad.
  • To prevent transmission of disease, we strongly recommend washing or sanitizing hands after touching animals in Nature’s Neighborhood, Keet Retreat, Touch Tanks or Tower Ridge Giraffe Experience. Stations are available at each site.
  • Non-potty trained toddlers must have swim diapers covered with plastic training pants to enter all water play areas.
  • The Zoo reserves the right, at the discretion of our staff, to prohibit items that may be dangerous or disruptive to our guests or animals.
  • While on Zoo grounds, guests may be photographed or filmed as part of the Zoo’s publicity efforts.
  • No rain checks or refunds will be issued.
PROHIBITED

The following items are NOT permitted on Zoo grounds:

  • Crossing Zoo barriers
  • Feeding the animals
  • Smoking
  • Solicitation
  • Dogs or pets- with the exception of service animals
  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Inappropriate clothing for a family setting
  • Firearms
  • Remote control cars or drones
  • Grills
  • Balloons
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards/hoverboards, rollerblades/skates or Heely’s
  • Bicycles/tricycles and scooters
  • Commercial photography without expressed prior approval
 
VISITOR RENTALS

The following items are available for rental near both zoo entrances:

Wagon

$11

Strollers

Standard stroller: $7

Double-wide stroller: $11

Wheelchair*

$12

Motorized Scooter*

Seniors(60+): $25
Zoo Members: $30
Non-members: $35

*Wheelchair / Scooter rental Policy:
A valid ID is required to rent a wheelchair or scooter. Hours of operation may vary due to season and weather. Motorized scooters must be rented by the user or a legally responsible party. All scooter riders must be 16 years of older unless special conditions apply. Scooters are provided for visitors with special needs and are not intended for recreational use. Scooter availability is limited and scooters are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note: Rentals are provided and maintained by Scooter Bug™. Prices are subject to change.

 

NORTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Timberline Bakery:
Located in the North Star Trading Post®, the Timberline Bakery offers homemade baked goods, sandwiches, salads, delicious coffee beverages and more!

 

Dippin' Dots® Cart

 

Northern Ice:
Popcorn, caramel corn, ice cream, frozen lemonade and ice-cold beverages.

 

Karoo Snack Stand:
Pizza, chicken tenders, tater tots, and yummy snacks. Beverages include frozen lemonade, ICEE® and fountain beverages.

 

Kibanda Beverages:
Alcoholic beverages, smoothies, fountain beverages and snacks.

 

Karamu BBQ:
Build your own burgers and sandwiches, hot dogs, grilled BBQ chicken, salads and fresh fruit. Beverages include frozen lemonade, ICEE® and fountain beverages.

 

All stands serve Coke products

HISTORIC SOUTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Bird Feeder:
Ice cream, soft pretzels, funnel cakes, popcorn, root beer floats, frozen lemonade and ICEE®.

 

Beer Garden:
Beer and other adult beverages, snacks, fountain beverages, family friendly games and activities.

 

Carnivore Café:
Once home to lions and tigers, this air-conditioned space offers deli wraps, salads, burgers, fries and more! Kids' choices include hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly lunchboxes, chicken tenders and ICEE®.

 

Polar Chill:
Popcorn, caramel, smoothies and bottled beverages.

 

Eats on the Patio:
Delicious hot subs, pizza, fresh salad, hummus platters and Gyros. Frozen lemonade, ICEE® and fountain beverages.

 

Calypso Reef:
Ice cream Novelties, snacks and bottled beverages.

 

Big Blue Express:
Snacks and bottled beverages.

 

Dippin' Dots® Cart

 

All stands serve Coke products

Zoo Policies

For the well-being of our animals and to help provide a safe, enjoyable and family-friendly experience, please observe the following policies:

GUEST POLICIES
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an individual 16 years of age or older.
  • Shirts and footwear must be worn at all times, with the exception of the splash pad.
  • To prevent transmission of disease, we strongly recommend washing or sanitizing hands after touching animals in Nature’s Neighborhood, Keet Retreat, Touch Tanks or Tower Ridge Giraffe Experience. Stations are available at each site.
  • Non-potty trained toddlers must have swim diapers covered with plastic training pants to enter all water play areas.
  • The Zoo reserves the right, at the discretion of our staff, to prohibit items that may be dangerous or disruptive to our guests or animals.
  • While on Zoo grounds, guests may be photographed or filmed as part of the Zoo’s publicity efforts.
  • No rain checks or refunds will be issued.
PROHIBITED

The following items are NOT permitted on Zoo grounds:

  • Crossing Zoo barriers
  • Feeding the animals
  • Smoking
  • Solicitation
  • Dogs or pets- with the exception of service animals
  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Inappropriate clothing for a family setting
  • Firearms
  • Remote control cars or drones
  • Grills
  • Balloons
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards/hoverboards, rollerblades/skates or Heely’s
  • Bicycles/tricycles and scooters
  • Commercial photography without expressed prior approval

Visitor Rentals

The following items are available for rental near both zoo entrances:

Wagon

$11

Strollers

Standard stroller: $7

Double-wide stroller: $11

Wheelchair*

$12

Motorized Scooter*

Seniors(60+): $25
Zoo Members: $30
Non-members: $35

*Wheelchair / Scooter rental Policy:
A valid ID is required to rent a wheelchair or scooter. Hours of operation may vary due to season and weather. Motorized scooters must be rented by the user or a legally responsible party. All scooter riders must be 16 years of older unless special conditions apply. Scooters are provided for visitors with special needs and are not intended for recreational use. Scooter availability is limited and scooters are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note: Rentals are provided and maintained by Scooter Bug™. Prices are subject to change.

Concessions

NORTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Timberline Bakery:
Located in the North Star Trading Post®, the Timberline Bakery offers homemade baked goods, sandwiches, salads, delicious coffee beverages and more!

 

Dippin' Dots® Cart

 

Northern Ice:
Popcorn, caramel corn, ice cream, frozen lemonade and ice-cold beverages.

 

Karoo Snack Stand:
Pizza, chicken tenders, tater tots, and yummy snacks. Beverages include frozen lemonade, ICEE® and fountain beverages.

 

Kibanda Beverages:
Alcoholic beverages, smoothies, fountain beverages and snacks.

 

Karamu BBQ:
Build your own burgers and sandwiches, hot dogs, grilled BBQ chicken, salads and fresh fruit. Beverages include frozen lemonade, ICEE® and fountain beverages.

 

All stands serve Coke products

HISTORIC SOUTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Bird Feeder:
Ice cream, soft pretzels, funnel cakes, popcorn, root beer floats, frozen lemonade and ICEE®.

 

Beer Garden:
Beer and other adult beverages, snacks, fountain beverages, family friendly games and activities.

 

Carnivore Café:
Once home to lions and tigers, this air-conditioned space offers deli wraps, salads, burgers, fries and more! Kids' choices include hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly lunchboxes, chicken tenders and ICEE®.

 

Polar Chill:
Popcorn, caramel, smoothies and bottled beverages.

 

Eats on the Patio:
Delicious hot subs, pizza, fresh salad, hummus platters and Gyros. Frozen lemonade, ICEE® and fountain beverages.

 

Calypso Reef:
Ice cream Novelties, snacks and bottled beverages.

 

Big Blue Express:
Snacks and bottled beverages.

 

Dippin' Dots® Cart

 

All stands serve Coke products