Cleveland Metroparks Zoo becomes even more affordable for families during the winter as admission prices are discounted between November 1 and March 31, 2011. Admission to the Zoo is just $7 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members.
Don't let the cooler weather keep you away from an entirely different Zoo experience -- some of the animals are at their most active when the mercury dips. The bears, tigers, reindeer, sea lions, Bactrian camels and Mexican gray wolves all enjoy the change in the season.
Complimentary heated transportation is available all winter long and makes it easy to visit the many species in the Zoo's indoor exhibits as well. The Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building is home to a diverse array of animals including lemurs, gorillas, snow leopards and sharks, and features a new coral reef exhibit. The Center for Zoological Medicine gives visitors a glimpse into the behind the scenes care the Zoo's animals receive on a daily basis. GumLeaf Hideout houses the Zoo's koalas, including baby Kookoora, and of course, The RainForest, where it's always a pleasant 78 to 80 degrees.
The RainForest is home to some of the Zoo's most popular animals including the orangutans and otters, a baby pied tamarin and a new leafcutter ant exhibit.
The Zoo's Australian Adventure exhibit will be closed for the season after Sunday, October 31. It will reopen April 1, 2011.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 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.