Even after the last Fourth of July firework flickers out, keep the Independence Day spirit going with a trip to "Red, White & Zoo" at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This annual celebration will be observed on Monday, July 5, and features admission discounts and holiday-themed animal activities.
Anyone who wears red, white and/or blue to the Zoo on July 5 will receive $2 off admission that day - making admission just $8 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members. (Discount limited to one per person and is valid only on July 5, 2010.)
The animal keepers will prepare red, white and blue treats for some of the Zoo's animals, including primates and bears. Other highlights include Get Close Animal Encounters and a self-guided tour of the Zoo's red, white and blue animals. (To name just a few: Red kangaroos, red pandas, white storks, blue poison dart frogs and blue-tongued skinks.)
Because Monday, July 5, is the observed Independence Day holiday in many communities, the traditional free Monday admission for residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township will be offered on Tuesday, July 6.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is an affordable and close-to-home getaway for Northeast Ohio. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays through Labor Day. Admission is $10 per person, $7 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 77, 90 and 480. Parking is always free.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.