Dress like a princess, prince or frog and head to the Zoo for an enchanting new event
Whether you prefer the slimy or the sparkly, there's something for everyone at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's new event, Fairytales & Frogs. Taking place in The RainForest on Monday, February 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the day focuses on frogs, but with a twist! Not only will guests learn about the importance of frogs, but they'll also celebrate the special role these amphibians have played in fairytales and legends throughout history.
All kids under 12 will receive free admission to the Zoo and RainForest that day and everyone is encouraged to dress like a princess, prince or frog. Inside the balmy 80-degree RainForest, guests will have a chance to meet the Zoo's larger-than-life frog mascots and even a princess or two!
Everyone can get nose-to-nose with frogs during Get-Close Encounters and decipher myth from reality by talking with the Zoo's frog keepers. Other activities include a frog craft, storytelling and an interactive life-size "Frogger" game that teaches the importance of frogs in our ecosystem and addresses the perils that frogs face in the wild due to pollution, climate change and habitat loss.
In addition, adult residents of Cuyahoga County (with proper identification) will receive reduced admission to The RainForest and free admission to the Zoo, following regular Monday admission rates. Out-of-county residents can also enjoy reduced winter admission to the Zoo and RainForest.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Discounted winter admission through March 31, 2010, is just $7 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 77, 90 and 480.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.