Although it may feel like winter really never even got started here in Northeast Ohio, spring is just around the corner and that means plenty of seasonal fun and activities at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
The first of the Zoo's seasonal exhibits and activities begin re-opening for the year on April 1 (weather permitting), including the lorikeet aviary, Boomerang Railway and the Yagga Tree in Australian Adventure.
Guests can see kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos along the Wallaby Walkabout, visit the farm animals in Kookaburra Station and catch a glimpse of life on an Australian ranch in the Reinberger Homestead. And no visit through Australian Adventure would be complete without a stop in GumLeaf Hideout to see the koalas and the tree kangaroo.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
This bunny trail leads straight to the Zoo for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Primate, Cat and Aquatics Building. Hop on down with the family on Saturday, March 31, Sunday, April 1, or Saturday, April 7. Doors open at 8 a.m. and breakfast runs from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with a Get Close animal encounter, egg hunt, face painting and an opportunity to get your picture taken with the bunny himself.
The menu includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, fresh-made waffle station with toppings, sugar cookie, yogurt parfait station with granola and fruit, muffins, Danish, coffee, juice and milk.
To make a reservation, call (216) 635-3300. Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $18.50 for children ages 2-11.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through March 31, 2012, admission is discounted to $8 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and is 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.
For more information, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.