Toledo Zoo


Join one of the Zoo’s horticulturists for this garden tour series.

Planting for Small Spaces

Tuesday, June 12th

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Come see the best plant combinations and techniques to pack the most punch into a small space. If you have a limited garden area or even just an apartment balcony, this tour of our smaller beds and container gardens will inspire you to see new potential in smaller spaces.

Tours 90 minutes, rain or shine
10:30 a.m. – noon
Cost: $15 – members receive $5 discount
Maximum: 20 people 
Reservations are required

Lucas’ Seventh Birthday Party!!!  This will be one “big” event!


Saturday, June 2

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Lucas the elephant calf is fun to watch as he continues to grow up, and you can join us for his 7th birthday party! Free with your Zoo admission.  


Why is his name Lucas, you may ask?  This big little guy was name in honor of the residents of Lucas County for all of their support of the Toledo Zoo!


PNC ZOOtoDO Presented by Skylight Financial is almost here!

Look into the “Eyes of the Wild” Friday, June 15, 2018

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You’re invited to the PNC ZOOtoDO 2018 presented by Skylight Financial Group where you can look into the “Eyes of the Wild”!

Pair your best stripes and spots with your black tie and tennis shoes to Party with a Purpose in support of big cats and conservation on a purrfect summer night at the Toledo Zoo!

  • 50+ regional restaurants and caterers presenting their house specialties
  • Train rides around the Africa! exhibit during the preview party
  • Live entertainment on multiple stages throughout the night
  • Full service and specialty drink bars throughout Zoo grounds

ZOOtoDO 2018 Entertainment:
Main Stage: Fu5ion
Carnivore Stage: Bobby G. and the Third Street Cigar Blues Band
Africa! Preview Party: Dave Carpenter

ZOOtoDO is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advance. All guests must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID to enter. Toledo Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone unable to provide proof of age.

Toledo Zoo’s Nature’s Neighborhood is alive with fun!

When the weather warms up, the outdoor portion of Nature’s Neighborhood becomes a great place to play and learn while enjoying the ideal temperatures!

Cool off your feet as you explore the stream. Build small dams, play, or just wade down the stream!

Brush and pet friendly goats in the goat yard!

Visit our backyard for learning fun and discover games, activities, or even scientific demonstrations!

Get a view from the top when you climb the rope ladder, take the stairs, or even use our accessible ramp at our Tree house!

If the weather is inclement or cold, Nature’s Neighborhood has plenty to offer inside! All year you can meet plenty of live animals, explore, and try various activities on your own!

Indoor activities include:

*Visit the Home Sweet Home Ohio Home

*Come meet our guinea pigs

*Paint your face like your favorite animal

*Watch science in action

*Explore the forest room

*Watch our live bee hive thrive

*Participate in scheduled workshop activities

 Nature’s Neighborhood is always free with regular Zoo admission.

Steve Martin & Martin Short at the Toledo Zoo!

featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko
Friday, May 25
8:00 P.M.


Longtime comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short will play a one-night only show, “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Lives”, featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko”, includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will also be joined by the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 8. At that time, tickets may be purchased online through Live NationTicketmaster or at the Toledo Zoo Box Office, open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Each ticket purchased in person through the Zoo’s Box Office is subject to a nominal handling fee. 


Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash


Saturday, May 19

Participate in the Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash at the Toledo Zoo and support conservation!

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The Toledo Zoo’s Dart Frog Dash is for the whole family! It offers a competitive USTAF (USA track and field) certified 5k race with prizes, a non-competitive 5k walk and a Kids’ Fun Run. The 5k course takes participants through the neighborhood to the west of the zoo, through the Zoo’s Tembo Trail and ends in Main Plaza. The Kids’ Fun Run is within the safety of Zoo grounds.

Be sure to register by May 13 to be guaranteed an official event t-shirt!

All Dart Frog Dash registrants and their spectators who arrive by 10 a.m. are welcome to stay at the Toledo Zoo for the day free of charge with parking included on race day.

Wine Tastings at the Zoo


Friday, May 18, 7-9pm
Malawi Event Center
$45 for members/$50 non-members

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At each event you will enjoy a delectable mix of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing. Bring your friends for a fun evening for all, or make it a romantic couple’s night out. You deserve it!

Order your tickets today!
To place a reservation, please call The Toledo Zoo Sales department at 419-385-5721, ext 6001, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm or purchase tickets online using the links provided on this page.

To ensure that your ticket purchase and Zoo visit are handled properly, please read all of the following information. Completion of your online purchase means that you agree to the terms and conditions stated below.

Terms and Conditions for purchasing Wine Tasting tickets:

  • All individuals attending a wine tasting event must be age 21 or older. Valid ID will be required. The Toledo Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry to any individual or party who does not comply with this policy. Refunds will not be issued for tickets purchased for any party that is under age 21 or can’t provide valid ID at the time of entry.
  • All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made.

Mother’s Day Brunch & Celebration at the Toledo Zoo

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Malawi Event Center
Seating Times: 9a.m. – 10 a.m. and

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.


This Mother’s Day, show your mom she’s the best—and show her the world! On Sunday, May 13,  a popular Mother’s Day brunch will be hosted in our newly renovated Malawi Event Center! Animal Demonstration will take place during the event, along with live entertainment and kid’s craft! (Make sure to purchase a ticket for mom too!)

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Cinco de Mayo at the Toledo Zoo!

Cinco de Mayo

Sunday, May 6
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take a fun trip South of the Border — right here in Toledo! Celebrate Mexican culture in the family-friendly setting of The Toledo Zoo. Enjoy live entertainment, a piñata, crafts and activities throughout the day!

Activities and entertainment will take place in Main Plaza
(In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved to the Malawi Event Center)

 11 a.m. – Noon

Music with DJ – Tony Rios

Noon – 1 p.m.

El Corazon de Mexico Folklorico Dance Group

1 – 2 p.m.

Music with DJ – Tony Rios

1:30 p.m.

Kids, take a swing at our piñata filled with tasty treats!

2 – 3 p.m.

El Corazon de Mexico Folklorico Dance Group

Cinco de Mayo is sponsored by MetroPCS

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