The bears at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo aren't hibernating, and neither should you!
Winter is the perfect opportunity to bring the family to the Zoo and cure some of that cabin fever. Visiting the Zoo between November 1 and March 31, 2012 is even easier for families because admission rates fall with the temperature to $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 2-11.
Northern Trek is the place to be when the crisp air hits. The bears, tigers, reindeer, sea lions, Bactrian camels and Mexican gray wolves are more active when it cools down. Then you can take a break inside Wolf Lodge by the fire and warm up.
Seeing the rest of the Zoo is easy too. The Zoo offers complimentary heated transportation all winter long. Visit the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building and see the Zoo's gorillas, lemurs, sharks and dozens of other animals. Catch a glimpse behind the scenes at the state-of-the-art care the Zoo's animals receive at the Center for Zoological Medicine. Drop in on the koalas at GumLeaf Hideout, and of course, linger in the The RainForest where it's always a comfortable 78-80 degrees.
The RainForest is home to some of the Zoo's most popular animals including the orangutans, otters, gharial, bats, two-toed sloth and giant anteater.
Northeast Ohio's most visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Discounted winter admission is $8 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.