Get ready to shake off the snow and head into spring at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!
April 1 ushers in the beginning of the spring season here at the Zoo and we've got lots of reasons to celebrate, including the opening (weather permitting) of the lorikeet aviary, the Yagga Tree and the Boomerang Railway in Australian Adventure, spring flowers blooming in the Public Greenhouse, and lots of animals venturing back outside on exhibit.
Guests might see giraffes strolling in the Zoo's African Savanna, kangaroos and wallabies hopping in the Wallaby Walkabout, or cheetahs prowling in their habitat outside the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building.
New for this spring, the Zoo is introducing Spring Break Camp for children ages 5-12. This new camp explores the entire Zoo, focusing on what happens throughout spring. Campers will tour Zoo exhibits, enjoy Get Close animal encounters, play conservation-themed games and make arts and crafts. There are two sessions available, March 25-29 and April 1-5. Each session has half-day (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and full-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) availability. For more information, or to register, visit clemetzoo.com/education/breakcamps/ or call (216) 635-3391.
The Zoo's admission rates change with the season on April 1 as well. Admission to the Zoo and The RainForest will be $12.25 for adults and $8.25 for children ages 2-11 from April 1 through October 31. Children younger than 2 and Zoo Society members are free.
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.