Celebrate summer before kids head back to school during the Summer Appreciation Celebration at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!The Zoo has thousands of fun, cool giveaways in store for guests every day from Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 15 (specified quantities daily) as a way to say thank you for making the Zoo Northeast Ohio's most visited, year-round family attraction and supporting its mission of connecting people with wildlife.Each day of the Celebration will bring a different giveaway and make your trip to the Zoo a little more rewarding, from a free ride on the new Circle of Wildlife Carousel to free giraffe feedings to free tickets to a Cleveland Monsters' or Gladiators' game. Each day's giveaway will be revealed at 3 p.m. the preceding day. Follow Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Facebook and Twitter, visit the Zoo's website at clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call 216-661-6500 to find out what the next day's giveaway will be. There are no entry forms to complete or contests to win, just be at the Zoo before the day's giveaway runs out!Guests are encouraged to bring their families, friends, neighbors or just bring themselves for a relaxing walk through the Zoo's beautifully landscaped grounds. See more than 2,000 exotic animals from six continents including the Zoo's newest additions: Adia, the Zoo's baby Masai giraffe in the African Savanna, two adorable meerkat kits in African Elephant Crossing and a baby black howler monkey in the Primate, Cat and Aquatics Building.The first Summer Appreciation Celebration giveaway announcement is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, August 3.Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 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. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call (216) 661-6500.
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