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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. 
Address

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way

Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (216) 661-6500
Fax: (216) 661-3312

E-mail Address(es)

zooinfo@clevelandmetroparks.com
zooinfo@clevelandmetroparks.com
jcb@clevelandmetroparks.com

Hours

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

Website(s)

Homepage
Calendar of Events

Admission

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

Special Offers

Mother's Day
Starts: 5/10/2015
Ends: 5/10/2015
All moms receive half-price Zoo admission on Mother's Day.

Father's Day
Starts: 6/21/2015
Ends: 6/21/2015
All dads receive half-price Zoo admission on Father's Day.

Thanksgiving Day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Starts: 11/26/2015
Ends: 11/26/2015
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 Zoo�s Welcome Plaza.

Parking

FREE

Events

Boo at Zoo - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Senior Safari at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Thanksgiving at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


Print Offers


  • 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 Zoo�s Welcome Plaza.

    Free admission to the Zoo

  • Mother's Day

    All moms receive half-price Zoo admission on Mother's Day.

    Half-price admission for moms.

  • Father's Day

    All dads receive half-price Zoo admission on Father's Day.

    Half-price admission for dads.

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