The Earth Day Coalition and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo invite you to EarthFest, celebrating the 41st anniversary of Earth Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
This party for the planet is Ohio's largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the country.
EarthFest at the Zoo features 175 "go green" exhibits with information on renewable energy, health and fitness, green home improvement, local and organic food, clean transportation and environmental science, as well as eco-family activities, live music and more.
Last year, more than 6,000 people came to the Zoo to celebrate EarthFest, and had fun while exploring every aspect of environmentalism, sustainability and healthy living.
Regular Zoo admission for the day includes all Zoo and RainForest exhibits and EarthFest activities.
For those who want to start celebrating earlier, the Earth Day Coalition will sponsor the 22nd annual Walk for the Earth, a six-mile educational walk starting at 9 a.m. through Brookside Park Reservation that leads to the entrance of EarthFest.
Admission to the Zoo and EarthFest is free for registered participants in the Walk for the Earth event and to those who ride the free RTA shuttle from Public Square. Shuttle bus riders should get an RTA transfer which can then be exchanged for a Zoo ticket at the box office. To register, visit earthdaycoalition.org or call (216) 281-6468.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $11 per person ages 12 and older, $8 for children ages 2-11 and free for Zoo members and children younger than 2. Parking is free. The Zoo is located at 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.