The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is excited that you wish to schedule a field trip or visit to our Zoo. If you need more information please contact Group Reservations via e-mail
or by phone at 216.635.3391.
School and Group Pricing | Field Trip Guide To Help You Plan
Things to Know
When possible, avoid the spring crowds on weekdays from late April through mid June. Plan school field trips in the fall and winter months or early spring. Because fewer people are around, your Zoo experience will be more enjoyable and educational.
Call as early as possible for school groups visiting M-F in the spring months or try booking your field trip online. We experience a heavy volume of calls March through June and it may take a few days for staff to return reservation requests.
Hours and itinerary
Note regular Zoo hours, and plan on one to two hours to view The RainForest and two to three hours to visit the Zoo.
RainForest entry times are no longer scheduled when making reservations, please enter the RainForest at staggered times on your own accord in small groups of 30 or less.
Entrance and parking:
Parking is FREE. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is located at 3900 Wildlife Way. Buses park in the designated bus parking lot posted on the sign at the entrance. The group leader only should pick up the wristbands at the "Registered Groups" or "Will Call" window at Ticket Sales. Bus drivers are free and can sign in at any cashier window for their ticket after showing ID.
All areas are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs can be rented from the Main Zoo Gift Shop just inside Main Gate. Strollers and wheelchairs can be reserved by calling 216-661-7603.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offers a variety of dining options to meet everyone's needs. To organize lunches for your school, please contact Aramark at 216-398-5750.
Picnic lunches may be eaten in the non-reserved shared spaces located inside the Zoo. To rent picnic facilities at a special discount (Mon-Fri), call the Group Sales Office at 216-635-3306, or 216-635-3389
Dining at Zoo:
- Food Court and Roaring Lion Café (located in the Welcome Plaza):
- Pizza Hut: Personal pan pizzas (cheese, pepperoni, supreme), breadsticks, beverages. (216-398-5750) Open year round 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- McDonald's: (216-741-0599) Open 10 a.m. to close, April 1 through October 31.
- The Amazon Café in The RainForest: daily hot dishes, grill, made-to-order deli sandwiches, salad bar,soups, pizza, paninis and more. Open year round, 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The RainForest does not have a lunchroom or coat check facilities.
Aramark Sports and Entertainment offers lunch packages when ordered in advance. For pricing information and catering options please call 216-398-5750.