Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest
Northeast Ohio’s most popular year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, founded in 1882, is one of the oldest and largest zoos in the United States. Located on 183 rolling, wooded acres just minutes from downtown Cleveland, the Zoo is home to 2,000 exotic animals representing 600 species from six of the world’s seven continents. Explore the jungles of The RainForest, experience elephants like never before in African Elephant Crossing, roam the Outback of Australian Adventure, take in the grassy plains of African Savanna, journey through the wilds of Northern Trek, discover the exotic at the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building and stroll along scenic Waterfowl Lake. Take a spin on the new Circle of Wildlife Carousel and explore the adjacent children's Nature Discovery Ridge.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way
Local Number: (216) 661-6500
Fax: (216) 661-3312
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Special Hours: Extended summer weekend hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day
Calendar of Events
Adults: 8.25 - 12.25
Children ages 2 to 11: 5.25 - 8.25
Children under 2: FREE
Zoo Members: FREE
Accepted Forms of Payment
Cash, Check, Debit Card, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
All moms receive half-price Zoo admission on Mother's Day.
All dads receive half-price Zoo admission on Father's Day.
Thanksgiving Day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Walk off that big meal, or work up an appetite! Free Zoo admission for all visitors. Special animal feeding times and Meet the Keeper opportunities are posted in the Zooï¿½s Welcome Plaza.
December Days at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Thanksgiving at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo