We've had a whopper of a winter, but the (sun)light at the end of the tunnel is in sight and there's no better place to celebrate the arrival of spring than Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!
The Zoo kicks off the spring season on April 1 with the reopening (weather permitting) of several exhibits in Australian Adventure including the Yagga Tree and the Boomerang Railway, spring flowers blooming in the Public Greenhouse, and many of your favorite animals migrating back to their outdoor exhibits.
Lions might be soaking up the sunshine in the Zoo's African Savanna, the gorillas could be outside foraging for leafy greens at the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building, or the dingoes may be playing in Australian Adventure.
Spring Break Camp returns to the Zoo this year for children ages 5-10. This 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 24-28 and April 21-25. 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 clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo 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 always free.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through March 31, admission is discounted to $8.25 per person, $5.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and is free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township enjoy free Zoo admission on Mondays. 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.