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.
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):
- Safari Snacks: Deli sandwiches, hot dogs, brats and Italian sausages, nachos, popcorn, pretzels, Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Open year round 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- 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.
View Additional Dining Options
Aramark Sports and Entertainment offers lunch packages when ordered in advance. For pricing information and catering options please call 216-398-5750.
Tour Group Menu Options:
Make Your Next Zoo Visit Unforgettable! While at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, enjoy a delicious meal at the Amazon Café located in The RainForest.
After you book your reservation call Group Sales, at 216-635-3304, to place your special lunch order. Treetops Catering by Aramark has created menus for both young adventurers and adult groups. For large groups, our Group Sales Office can provide a tent rental for a special discounted price.
|Jr. Explorer Meal
||$6.25 per child
|Matamata Pizza Party
||$195.00 per package
(serves 40-50 guests)
|2 Slices of Pizza Per Person
(Plain or Pepperoni)
Choose one of the following lunches for your entire group:
Traditional House Salad, with House Dressing
Tuscan Chicken Parmesan Penne Pasta with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce
Toasted Garlic Bread Sticks
Julienne Chicken or Beef Sauteed with Peppers & Onions
Served with Warm Flour Tortillas, Mexican Cheese, Sour Cream,
Shredded Lettuce, Jalapenos, Spanish Rice, Tortilla Chips & Salsa,
Cheesecake Wrapped in a Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla
The Deli Board
Build your own Hoagie with an assortment of Fresh Breads and your
choice of Honey Ham, Roast Beef and Turkey Breast, Served with Swiss &
Cheddar Cheeses, Crunchy Pickles, Crisp Lettuce, Fresh Tomatoes, Mustard
& Mayonnaise, Potato Salad, Kettle Chips & Dip, Assorted Cookies
All menus served with Iced Tea.
Please Note: a delivery charge will be assessed on any meals delivered outside the The RainForest Amazon Café.
Special lunch rates are available Tuesday thru Friday, 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., for groups of 20-45 (bus driver and group leader FREE). Limited seating. Admission tickets sold separately.