Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is throwing a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth Day, and you're invited! The party happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 and all guests will receive $2 off the regular admission rate.
The event will feature environmental education and family fun while celebrating the Zoo's sustainability initiatives, bio-diversity and how conservation efforts affect wildlife and wild places. Guests can enjoy animal enrichment demonstrations with some of the Zoo's larger residents like the lions, Get Close to some of the smaller animals like an armadillo, get down with Radio Disney and enjoy local music groups, crafts and more.
Guests will have the chance to visit with local exhibitors, meet some of the Zoo's curators and animal keepers, see a special off-season performance of Professor Wylde's Animal Show, and do some planting with the Zoo's horticulturists.
An Educator's Open House will be held during the event as well to offer local teachers the chance to learn about the variety of programs offered by the Zoo's Conservation Education Division. Registration is required for the open house. Teachers can register online at clemetzoo.com or by calling (216) 635-3391.
The Zoo also will be collecting aluminum cans and cell phones for recycling during the event.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 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.