Summer is almost here, and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is ready to kick it off early with the return of Dinosaurs! on May 9.
From the powerful Tyrannosaurs to the winged Quetzalcoatlus, 21 animatronic dinosaur displays representing 15 different prehistoric species take over the Zoo's Waterfowl Lake this summer. The popular seasonal exhibit will be open daily through September 15. Admission to Dinosaurs! is just $3.50 per person with regular Zoo admission, or $2 per person for Zoo members. Children younger than 2 are free.
Dinosaurs! is followed by the return of Professor Wylde's Live Animal Show on May 25 in the Savanna Theater. This year, the Professor is �Lost in Africa� with a pirate whose ship has washed ashore. The cast of critters in the Professor's show may include a fennec fox, a flock of guineafowl or a free-flying vulture. No matter which animals take center stage, the show is sure to engage audience members of all ages with a few jokes and lots of fun animal facts.
Professor Wylde's show is performed three times daily through September 2 and is free with regular Zoo admission.
And of course, no summer visit to the Zoo would be complete without feeding the giraffes in African Savanna, which opens for the season May 25, finding out how the animals are cared for during a Meet the Keeper session, watching a training demonstration with the sea lions or riding one of the camels in Australian Adventure.
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.
For more information, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.