Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland, OH

Where are we going?

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way

216 661 6500

What is there to do?

One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species. Enjoy each area of the Zoo: African Elephant Crossing; African Savanna; Australian Adventure; Northern Trek; Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building; The RainForest (indoor); Waterfowl Lake

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a family-friendly, kid-friendly venue with outdoor and indoor facilities, educational and conservation programming and a great place for families to have adventures and make memories. The Zoo’s Education department has programming all year round for kids and families: preschool safaris, family discoveries, teen programs, summer day camps, overnight programs, homeschool programs and many, many more!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Apr 1 - Oct 31 - 2013 $12.25 Nov1 - Mar 31 $8.25

Children: Apr 1 - Oct 31 - 2013 $8.25 (2-11) Nov1 - Mar 31 $5.25

Free Under: 2

Family Deals: *Memberships also available


Need a little extra help?

All areas of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest are wheelchair accessible. The Zoo gift shop, Machaba Curios, in the Welcome Plaza has the wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs and strollers for rent (see website). ZooTrams are wheelchair accessible.


When can we go?

All year round, except Christmas Day and Noon Year’s Day.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Any top tips?

Tip for parents with young children: concession areas do not provide straws or lids for animal safety so you might want to bring "sippy cups" or other non-spillable containers from home.

I’m Hungry!

There are extensive restaurants on site see website for more info.</p> The Zoo has picnic areas with picnic tables located near the Welcome Plaza, near the Primate Cat & Aquatics Building, and in Australian Adventure. You are welcome to bring in a cooler but there are no secured storage areas. Grills are prohibited.

Healthy Eating

There are extensive restaurants on site with healthy eating options see website for more info. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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