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Visit the Must Do Zoo

Wednesday, August 12

Important Notices

Now open to
members and public

Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Mondays 10 a.m. – noon, park closes at 2 p.m.

Closed: Tuesday for thorough deep cleaning

Gate hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and park closes at 5 p.m.

August 7 Aquarium closing at 3:30 pm
August 8 Aquarium closing at 3:30 pm
August 15 Aquarium closing at 3:30 pm

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

• Zoo will manage the traffic flow and limit the number of guests in the park to 50% capacity
• Broadway Entrance is temporarily closed. Please enter at the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance located at 2 Hippo Way
• Increased number of exhibits and amenities that will be available to Zoo guests listed on the re-opening guide below
• For the safety of our staff, guests and animals, and in accordance with new Toledo Municipal Code 521.12, The Toledo Zoo REQUIRES protective face coverings for all guests over the age of 2 to enter all indoor venues and in outdoor areas where social distancing of 6ft is not possible. Exceptions permitted for those with specific health or safety considerations. For more information please click here. This change is effective Monday, July 13, 2020.
• Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations throughout Zoo grounds
• To guarantee the safety of all food and beverages consumed at the Zoo; No outside food and beverage except required medical items and baby formula will be permitted. Picnic tables are located outside the Zoo and families can enjoy bringing their lunch to eat outside during their visit. All Zoo members receive 10% discount on food and beverage. Free cups of water are available at all open concession stands.

Reopening Faq Reopening Guide

Free Lucas County Admission on Mondays

Lucas County residents receive free Zoo admission each non-holiday Monday from 10 a.m. – noon with valid proof of residency.

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School Groups

We offer school group rates to Lucas County and non-Lucas County schools!
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Large Groups

We offer group rates for groups with 20 or more guests!
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Looking for fun things to do?

The Toledo Zoo has a variety of events, activities, and programs to experience.

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For the well-being of our animals and to help provide a safe, enjoyable and family-friendly experience, please observe the following policies:

GUEST POLICIES
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an individual 16 years of age or older.
  • Shirts and footwear must be worn at all times, with the exception of the splash pad.
  • To prevent transmission of disease, we strongly recommend washing or sanitizing hands after touching animals in Nature’s Neighborhood, Keet Retreat, Touch Tanks or Tower Ridge Giraffe Experience. Stations are available at each site.
  • Non-potty trained toddlers must have swim diapers covered with plastic training pants to enter all water play areas.
  • The Zoo reserves the right, at the discretion of our staff, to prohibit items that may be dangerous or disruptive to our guests or animals.
  • While on Zoo grounds, guests may be photographed or filmed as part of the Zoo’s publicity efforts.
  • No rain checks or refunds will be issued.
PROHIBITED

The following items are NOT permitted on Zoo grounds:

  • Crossing Zoo barriers
  • Feeding the animals
  • Smoking
  • Solicitation
  • Dogs or pets- with the exception of service animals
    • Toledo Zoo welcomes guests with disabilities utilizing service animals as determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Ohio Administrative Code. A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work for a person with a disability. Dogs (or other animals) whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Inappropriate clothing for a family setting
  • Firearms
  • Remote control cars or drones
  • Grills
  • Balloons
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards/hoverboards, rollerblades/skates or Heely’s
  • Bicycles/tricycles and scooters
  • Commercial photography without expressed prior approval
 
VISITOR RENTALS

The following items are available for rental near both zoo entrances:

Wagon

$11

Strollers

Standard stroller: $7

Double-wide stroller: $11

Wheelchair*

$12

Motorized Scooter*

Seniors(60+): $25
Zoo Members: $30
Non-members: $35

*Wheelchair / Scooter rental Policy:
A valid ID is required to rent a wheelchair or scooter. Hours of operation may vary due to season and weather. Motorized scooters must be rented by the user or a legally responsible party. All scooter riders must be 16 years of older unless special conditions apply. Scooters are provided for visitors with special needs and are not intended for recreational use. Scooter availability is limited and scooters are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note: Rentals are provided and maintained by Scooter Bug™. Prices are subject to change.

 

NORTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Timberline Bakery:
Home to coffee, cappuccino, latte, espresso, macchiato or tea and fresh baked goods. Get them on the way in and remember to stock up on cookies and homemade fudge for the ride home! Located in North Star Gift Shop.

 

Northern Ice:
What’s a trip to the Zoo without ice cream? Cones, cups, floats and milkshakes are all available here. Located near the North Tunnel entrance.

 

Karoo Snack Stand:
There is pizza and chicken tenders on the North side too! Don’t forget the tater tots! Located next to the Carousel.

 

Kibanda Beverages:
Ice cold liquid refreshments for kids and adults alike. If you are a fan of frozen drinks, this is your place! Located in Africa!, near the zipline and Overlook.

 

Karamu BBQ:
Hot off the grill! Enjoy a burger or chicken! Add chips and one of a huge variety of beverages to make a meal. In the mood for a sub? This is the spot! Located in Africa! by the Giraffe Feed Deck.

 

Dippin' Dots® Carts:
Three locations: Blade Plaza (North), Tembo Trail and Skeldon Plaza (South)

 

Hot Dog Carts:
Hot dogs, brats, chips and more! Located throughout Zoo grounds.

 

All stands serve Coke products

HISTORIC SOUTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Bird Feeder:
Keep cool with a sundae, milkshake, float or ice cream in a cup or cone! Try our new dairy-free frozen Dole Whip in several refreshing flavors. And there is always our fan-favorite fried Twinkie too! Located next to the Aviary.

 

Beastro Beer & Wine Garden:
Relax and play games while you sip a regional craft or imported beer or glass of wine! Enjoy a pretzel as big as your head or an order of bacon-wrapped delights. Located in Main Plaza.

 

Carnivore Café:
Once home to lions and tigers, this air-conditioned space offers burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries and a whole lot more. Be sure to check out the all new Deli menu, featuring Mexican rice bowls, mini tacos and much more!

 

Polar Chill:
Looking for a quick snack? Grab a pretzel, caramel corn or Coke for your stroll through the Zoo. In the mood for a quick ice cream bar or push-up? We have those too! Located just outside the Carnivore Café.

 

Eats on the Patio:
We have something for the whole family, including pretzels, popcorn, pizza, sandwiches and chicken tenders. Located in Nature’s Neighborhood.

 

Big Blue Express:
Grab a made-to-order burger from out food trailer! Don’t’ forget to add our Zoo-made potato chips too! Located in Main Plaza.

 

Dippin' Dots® Carts:
Three locations: Blade Plaza (North), Tembo Trail and Skeldon Plaza (South)

 

Hot Dog Carts:
Hot dogs, brats, chips and more! Located throughout Zoo grounds.

 

All stands serve Coke products

Zoo Policies

For the well-being of our animals and to help provide a safe, enjoyable and family-friendly experience, please observe the following policies:

GUEST POLICIES
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an individual 16 years of age or older.
  • Shirts and footwear must be worn at all times, with the exception of the splash pad.
  • To prevent transmission of disease, we strongly recommend washing or sanitizing hands after touching animals in Nature’s Neighborhood, Keet Retreat, Touch Tanks or Tower Ridge Giraffe Experience. Stations are available at each site.
  • Non-potty trained toddlers must have swim diapers covered with plastic training pants to enter all water play areas.
  • The Zoo reserves the right, at the discretion of our staff, to prohibit items that may be dangerous or disruptive to our guests or animals.
  • While on Zoo grounds, guests may be photographed or filmed as part of the Zoo’s publicity efforts.
  • No rain checks or refunds will be issued.
PROHIBITED

The following items are NOT permitted on Zoo grounds:

  • Crossing Zoo barriers
  • Feeding the animals
  • Smoking
  • Solicitation
  • Dogs or pets- with the exception of service animals
    • Toledo Zoo welcomes guests with disabilities utilizing service animals as determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Ohio Administrative Code. A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work for a person with a disability. Dogs (or other animals) whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Inappropriate clothing for a family setting
  • Firearms
  • Remote control cars or drones
  • Grills
  • Balloons
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards/hoverboards, rollerblades/skates or Heely’s
  • Bicycles/tricycles and scooters
  • Commercial photography without expressed prior approval

Visitor Rentals

The following items are available for rental near both zoo entrances:

Wagon

$11

Strollers

Standard stroller: $7

Double-wide stroller: $11

Wheelchair*

$12

Motorized Scooter*

Seniors(60+): $25
Zoo Members: $30
Non-members: $35

*Wheelchair / Scooter rental Policy:
A valid ID is required to rent a wheelchair or scooter. Hours of operation may vary due to season and weather. Motorized scooters must be rented by the user or a legally responsible party. All scooter riders must be 16 years of older unless special conditions apply. Scooters are provided for visitors with special needs and are not intended for recreational use. Scooter availability is limited and scooters are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note: Rentals are provided and maintained by Scooter Bug™. Prices are subject to change.

Concessions

NORTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Timberline Bakery:
Home to coffee, cappuccino, latte, espresso, macchiato or tea and fresh baked goods. Get them on the way in and remember to stock up on cookies and homemade fudge for the ride home! Located in North Star Gift Shop.

 

Northern Ice:
What’s a trip to the Zoo without ice cream? Cones, cups, floats and milkshakes are all available here. Located near the North Tunnel entrance.

 

Karoo Snack Stand:
There is pizza and chicken tenders on the North side too! Don’t forget the tater tots! Located next to the Carousel.

 

Kibanda Beverages:
Ice cold liquid refreshments for kids and adults alike. If you are a fan of frozen drinks, this is your place! Located in Africa!, near the zipline and Overlook.

 

Karamu BBQ:
Hot off the grill! Enjoy a burger or chicken! Add chips and one of a huge variety of beverages to make a meal. In the mood for a sub? This is the spot! Located in Africa! by the Giraffe Feed Deck.

 

Dippin' Dots® Carts:
Three locations: Blade Plaza (North), Tembo Trail and Skeldon Plaza (South)

 

Hot Dog Carts:
Hot dogs, brats, chips and more! Located throughout Zoo grounds.

 

All stands serve Coke products

HISTORIC SOUTH SIDE CONCESSIONS
Bird Feeder:
Keep cool with a sundae, milkshake, float or ice cream in a cup or cone! Try our new dairy-free frozen Dole Whip in several refreshing flavors. And there is always our fan-favorite fried Twinkie too! Located next to the Aviary.

 

Beastro Beer & Wine Garden:
Relax and play games while you sip a regional craft or imported beer or glass of wine! Enjoy a pretzel as big as your head or an order of bacon-wrapped delights. Located in Main Plaza.

 

Carnivore Café:
Once home to lions and tigers, this air-conditioned space offers burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries and a whole lot more. Be sure to check out the all new Deli menu, featuring Mexican rice bowls, mini tacos and much more!

 

Polar Chill:
Looking for a quick snack? Grab a pretzel, caramel corn or Coke for your stroll through the Zoo. In the mood for a quick ice cream bar or push-up? We have those too! Located just outside the Carnivore Café.

 

Eats on the Patio:
We have something for the whole family, including pretzels, popcorn, pizza, sandwiches and chicken tenders. Located in Nature’s Neighborhood.

 

Big Blue Express:
Grab a made-to-order burger from out food trailer! Don’t’ forget to add our Zoo-made potato chips too! Located in Main Plaza.

 

Dippin' Dots® Carts:
Three locations: Blade Plaza (North), Tembo Trail and Skeldon Plaza (South)

 

Hot Dog Carts:
Hot dogs, brats, chips and more! Located throughout Zoo grounds.

 

All stands serve Coke products