Toledo Zoo

NEW Young Professionals group at the Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo is proud to have introduced YPAC (Young Professionals for Animals and Conservation) in 2016!

This is a group designed for motivated, connected and adventurous young professionals ages 21-mid 40s with a passion to think globally and act locally on behalf of animals and the natural world. YPAC will not only provide social and business network opportunities, but will also incorporate volunteer opportunities to give back to both the Zoo and our community.

For more information on memberships and upcoming events, click here.

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. 


Toledo Zoo Museum of Science set to re-open Spring of 2019!

Toledo Zoo and ProMedica are exemplifying the old adage that together everyone achieves more through their new partnership to renovate the Zoo’s 80+ year old Museum of Science.

Today, we announced details of the new partnership to re-open the WPA-era building in the spring of 2019 as a natural history museum. The new facility will have a focus on biodiversity, or the variety of life in the world, throughout the course of history shown through the lens of local habitats and wildlife along with their ties to global counterparts.

Through their significant donation, ProMedica is generously supporting a fully collaborative effort to combine the messaging in the new Museum with the missions of both institutions to educate Museum visitors about the connections between human quality of life and wellbeing with natural biodiversity.

We encourage everyone to stay tuned at and the Zoo’s Facebook page for updates on the status of the renovations. Together, we really will achieve much, much more!


Get your ‘boo’ on at the Toledo Zoo

Little Boo and Pumpkin Path are fun opportunities to bring kiddos to the Toledo Zoo to show off their Halloween costume, collect candy and take part in special on-grounds programming.

Little Boo, October 19 & 20, is the pre-school pirates’ and princesses’ chance to delight without the fright! Toddlers and preschool aged children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to trick-or- treat throughout the Zoo and enjoy crafts and games sized just for them. Click here to buy tickets.

Pumpkin Path, sponsored by Meijer, on October 21 & 22 is when the Halloween fun really comes alive at the Toledo Zoo! In addition to costumed trick-or-treating for all ages, there will also be games, artistic pumpkin carving demonstration, bounce houses and magic shows to entertain all the ghosts and goblins! Click here to buy tickets.

Happy Halloween from the Toledo Zoo!


Toledo Zoo’s Annual Dart Frog Dash May 19!

Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash
Saturday, May 19

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

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 short 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.

Have a company wellness program?  Become one of our Corporate Team members!  Get invited to the private, post-event team member event and compete for fun trophies!

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

Registration and more information at


A Bird’s Eye View of Africa!

Expedition Africa! Aerial Adventure Course presented by Mercy Health

Calling all thrill-seekers to Expedition Africa! Aerial Adventure Course presented by Mercy Health! Come out and get up there- the view of the Africa! exhibit and all the animals that call it home can only be described as incomparable!

For ticketing information, please visit the Toledo Zoo.



A few simple changes from the Toledo Zoo to help the environment!

How are you doing on keeping your 2018 New Year’s resolution?

Regardless of where you stand on your personal resolutions, join us in the following re-ZOO-lutions and we are sure to succeed in making a difference for humans, animals and the natural world! When you’re on the go, bring your own refillable water bottle to reduce the number of plastic bottles in our landfills.When you’re getting ready for school or work, reduce your water usage by shortening your morning shower by one minute and turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth. When you’re headed to the grocery store, bring your own reusable bags to help reduce litter in our neighborhood and waterways. A lot of small changes by many can add up to making a huge difference!

What’s blooming at the Toledo Zoo

Toad Lily or Tricyrtis formosana

Toad Lily is a shade-loving perennial that starts blooming in late summer until frost.  It gets around 2’ tall and wide and will naturalize nicely in your garden. Small star, lily-like flowers cover the foliage and come in a variety of colors. The Aquarium entrance area has a nice display of two varieties of Toad Lily.

To read more about what’s blooming at the Zoo, click here.



Bring the entire family to the Toledo Zoo on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year a little early… at noon!

Let’s be honest; midnight is just too late for the younger party-hat wearers. To provide the same fun festivities during day-light hours for our pint-sized guests, the Toledo Zoo will celebrate Noon Year’s Eve sponsored by Meijer.

This family-friendly event, focusing on making 2018 a greener year, will take place Sunday, December 31 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Celebrate the stroke of noon with the rising of our recycling ball, a cascade of biodegradable confetti, apple juice toast and a chorus of ‘Auld Lang Syne.’ Enjoy making conservation reZOOlutions, craft time, an ice carving demonstration, animal feeds/enrichment, as well as the Ice Slide and Bumper Cars on Ice in the Winter Village sponsored by Kroger.

This is the perfect way for the whole family to send out 2017 with a bang!

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