Cleveland Metroparks Zoo presents "The Scoop on Poop," a one-of-a-kind exhibit that teaches visitors of all ages about the exciting world of excrement. Featuring colorful graphics, three-dimensional models and interactives, The Scoop on Poop takes a tactful approach to the topic, carefully using both science and humor.
As part of their education in defecation, Zoo visitors can listen to a grizzly bear's digestion, test their No. 2 IQ in "stool school" and hop on a scale to see how long it'd take an elephant to defecate their body weight.
Believe it or not, feces can be fascinating - especially for kids. Animals use poop to build their homes, hide from enemies, attract mates, and even nourish themselves. Humans use it to make fertilizer, fuel power plants and diagnose medical conditions.
The Scoop on Poop, based on the popular book by Dr. Wayne Lynch, is a traveling exhibit designed by Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, and supported locally by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. It will be on display inside the Zoo's Administration Building, directly inside the main entrance gate.
Blending fecal facts with fun, this interactive exhibit runs from Saturday, May 22, through Sunday, September 12, and is free with regular Zoo admission.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $10 per person, $7 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.