Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has a special visitor scheduled for
Saturdays and Sundays in December! Santa himself will be nestled in the
cozy confines of the Wolf Wilderness lodge in the Zoo's Northern Trek
area from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21.
will be able to relax by the fireplace in the lodge while their kids
visit with Santa -- away from the usual hustle and bustle of the mall.
Souvenir photos will be available for $5 with proceeds going to the
American Association of Zoo Keepers.
December Days keeps
the holiday fun going while the kids are on winter break from December
26-30 with special activities scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. December
Days activities are free with regular Zoo admission including crafts and
cookie decorating from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Zoo's Exhibit Hall,
live music in The RainForest Caf� from noon to 2 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m.
in the Wolf Wilderness lodge, and Meet the Keeper sessions in The
RainForest at 1 p.m. and Northern Trek at 2 p.m.
is truly a year-round destination, and each season is a different
experience. Visiting the Zoo during the peace and quiet of the winter
months is a relaxing and unique change of pace. After checking out the
music and visiting with the wolf pack in Wolf Wilderness, guests can
visit the other cold weather loving animals of Northern Trek including
the bears, tigers and reindeer. When it's time to warm up, the Zoo's
complimentary heated shuttle will deliver guests to the Primate, Cat
& Aquatics Building to check out the gorillas, lemurs, snow leopards
The elephants can be seen year-round in the
state-of-the-art Elephant Care & Visitor Center along with naked
mole rats and an African rock python. The koalas spend the winter in
GumLeaf Hideout and of course, no winter visit to the Zoo is complete
without a walk through The RainForest, where it's 80 degrees, 365 days a
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round
attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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. Located at
3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call 216-661-6500.
SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org
JOE YACHANIN - 216-635-3310, email@example.com