Pack up the family and get them out of the den for a few hours this winter at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!
Seeing the Zoo in winter brings a whole new perspective to your visit, and the Zoo makes it easy to visit between November 1 and March 31, 2013 by reducing the admission rates to $8.25 for adults and $5.25 for children age 2-11.
Many of the animals are more active in cooler temperatures, especially in Northern Trek where the Zoo's six different bear species, Amur tigers, reindeer, Mexican gray wolves, seals and sea lions live. After your brisk walk, you can warm up by the fire inside the cabin at Wolf Wilderness and visit the bald eagle, beavers and brook trout.
The Zoo's complimentary heated winter transportation makes it easy to visit the rest of the animals as well. Guests can drop in on the Zoo's herd of elephants, colony of naked mole rats and the African rock python inside the Sydell L. Miller Elephant Care & Visitor Center, visit the koalas and tree kangaroo at GumLeaf Hideout, see the gorillas, snow leopards and sharks in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building and learn all about how the Zoo provides state-of-the-art care for its animals at the Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine.
And of course, no winter visit to the Zoo would be complete without a walk through The RainForest, where it's always 78-80 degrees, to visit the orangutans, otters, bats and dozens of reptiles and frogs.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 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.