What's a great way to beat the winter blues? By going green of course - at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's sixth annual Fairytales & Frogs event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, February 16 in The RainForest.
Families are encouraged to come to The RainForest dressed as their favorite prince, princess or frog and learn all about amazing amphibians. And for this special event, while the kids are wearing green, parents will save some green because all kids 11 and younger receive FREE admission to the Zoo and The RainForest with a paid adult admission.
The Zoo's larger-than-life frog mascots and even a princess or two will be there, and there will be opportunities to meet the amphibian keepers and learn all about the environmental importance of frogs and the perils they face in the wild from pollution and habitat loss.
Grown-ups can take a break in the �Lily Pad Lounge� area while the kids enjoy crafts, Get Close animal encounters with a live frog and a special reading of the story �The Frog Prince.�
So gather all the tadpoles at your (lily) pad, thaw out in The RainForest (where it's always 80 degrees) and discover the fascinating lives of frogs!
Adult residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township (with proper ID) receive $5.25 admission to The RainForest and free admission to the Zoo, following regular Monday admission rates.
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 (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.