Mothers come in many shapes and sizes. Whether tall, small, feathered or furred, moms are universal. This Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, spend time with mom or the special woman in your life in Cleveland Metroparks. Moms don't need fancy gifts for Mother's Day; they just want to make memories with their families. Here are a few no cost or low cost recommendations for celebrating that special day with mom:
Have a wild and fun day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. And, all moms receive free admission. Visit with some of the animal moms like black rhinos Inge and Kibibbi, orangutan Kayla or giant anteater Pica. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call 216-661-6500.
Honor mom on Mother's Day with a walk in the park. Bring mom out to North Chagrin Nature Center in Mayfield Village from 1 - 2 p.m. for a free, leisurely �Honoring Many Mothers� hike to search for wildlife mothers including birds, amphibians, fish and especially waterfowl such as geese. Usually around this time of year, goslings are beginning to hatch. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-473-3370.
Moms can take a break and relax with refreshments while kids make a cool, surprise gift for their favorite lady from 3 - 4:15 p.m. at Garfield Park Nature Center. Afterward, together look for butterflies and bugs in the gardens. This program is for kids ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. For registration, beginning May 1, and more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-341-3152.
Treat mom to a peaceful morning and delicious breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon at Rocky River Nature Center. Enjoy a light breakfast including a bagel bar, fruit and beverages. Commemorate the day with a family photo. Everyone receives a 15 percent discount on Nature Shops merchandise, and moms are treated to a coupon for 25 percent off one item on a future visit. Reservations and $3 fee are required by May 9. For reservations and more information, call 440-734-7576.
If golf is mom's passion, then treat her to a family-fun round of golf. Cleveland Metroparks eight golf courses are open and ready for play on Mother's Day from dawn to dusk. Tee reservations can be made by visiting clevelandmetroparks.com/golf or by calling 216-635-3673 (FORE).
For a complete list of Cleveland Metroparks educational programs, recreational opportunities, and special events visit, clevelandmetroparks.com.
Mother's Day at the Zoo is sponsored by UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.