Keep the kids busy during winter break and bring them to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Saturday, December 26 through Wednesday, December 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All December Days activities are free with regular Zoo admission. There will be fun winter-themed crafts, cookie decorating and live music. Each day, there will be special Meet-the-Keeper sessions in The RainForest and in the Wilderness Trek area of the Zoo, check out the full schedule here.
As Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, each season at the Zoo provides a distinctive experience for visitors. 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 and more.
The elephants can be seen year-round in the state-of-the-art Elephant Care and 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 year.
Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Online admission is $12.25 per person; $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11; free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call 216-661-6500.