Not ready to usher in the autumn air yet? There are still a few weeks of extended summer hours at the Zoo for you to enjoy. From now through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, the Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and the Labor Day holiday. After Labor Day, the Zoo returns to its normal daily operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Zoo's camel rides and Professor Wylde's Live Animal Show will continue through Labor Day.
If you have not yet had a chance to meet the visiting African penguins who spent the last few months as the Zoo's Year of Clean Water ambassadors in the Penguin Shores exhibit in Northern Trek, Sly, Sal, South, Squirt, Seatab and Missy will remain on exhibit until September 27. Take advantage of Cleveland's beautiful fall weather and check them out! At the exhibit, guests learn why penguins are classified as �endangered� in the wild and what they can do to make a better future for wildlife.
A great opportunity to visit the penguins and all of your favorite Zoo animals is Grandparent's Day presented by MetroHealth, featuring FREE admission for all grandparents from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. There will be plenty of opportunities to make memories with the whole family, whether it's visiting a favorite animal, posing for a family picture with one of the Zoo's animal statues or taking a multi-generational ride on the Circle of Wildlife Carousel.
The onset of fall also means it's time to start planning your costume and thinking spooky for the 26th year of Boo at the Zoo from October 15-18 and 22-25! This year, the Zoo has a special treat, not a trick, for visitors - the event will be open an extra hour, from 5-9 p.m.! That means more time to create lasting memories at Boo at the Zoo, Northeast Ohio's most affordable, safe Halloween party! Tickets are on sale online now at clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo, or at the Zoo Box Office. Several nights sell out each year, so get your tickets now to avoid being shut out of the night you want.
(Note: Due to the Labor Day holiday, normal free Monday Zoo admission for residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township will not be offered on Monday, September 7.)
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $13.25 per person, $12.25 for seniors ages 62 and older, $9.25 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 and 480.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call (216) 661-6500.