Close

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland, OH

4 (6 reviews)

Where are we going?

Manage attraction
Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA Number: 216 661 6500 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions is Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and it can be the destination for your next Ohio family day out!

The zoo is also one of the city's foremost conservation organizations, and is home to 3,000 animals representing 600 species, and you can have a front row seat to this incredible educational and animal-filled experience. 

You can just take your time and enjoy each area of the Zoo at your own pace. The Wilderness Trek is where kids can come face to face with wolves, bear, and the Asian Highlands exhibit. Imagine yourselves in the African Savanna, surrounded by giraffe, ostrich and rhino. 

The Circle of Wildlife features the Waterfowl Lake with some stunning birds, as well as the Nature Discovery Ridge Play Area with more educational opportunities for the little ones, with a carousel nearby too for some extra fun!

Don't miss seeing the African Elephant Crossing too, before heading Down Under and seeing some pretty unique creatures from Australia, including the kangaroos and dingo! Did we mention there was a camel ride experience too?

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. They also have live animal programs too!

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!

So what are you waiting for? Let's go WILD!

Suggest an edit

How much does it cost?

Hilton

Adults

$14.95

Hilton

Children

$10.95 (Ages 2-11)

Hilton

Discount

Senior discounts, and buy online for $1 discount

Hilton

Free Under

2 years

Hilton

Last Updates

2018

Any top tips?

Hilton

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!

Hilton

There are SO many places to fill those rumbling tummies! There are plenty of snack shacks with dippin dots, pretzels and candy. There are subs and pizza in the food court, and hot dogs in the Carousel Cafe. Check out the speciality hot dogs in Matilda's Grill, and a whole host of burgers, chicken fingers, fries and more in the Wilderness Grill! Some of the food outlets are cash only, so be prepared

Healthy Eating
The Treetops Cafe offers house salads and apple slices, and many places offer bottled water for you!

What people are saying?

Rate & Write a Review

Your rating

Where is it at?

Teachers corner

Hilton

They have lots of programs geared specifically for teachers and students! • Reinforce classroom lessons in a fun, motivating atmosphere • Utilize activities based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards to plan a memorable, educational field trip • Brush up on science skills • Or simply fuel your personal love of wildlife and wild places. Give them a call to book!

Can I get one of those?

Hilton

They have all your favorite Zoo plush animals, logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and mugs and even gifts for the green-conscious members of your family and friends, including fair-trade and organic items.

Need a little extra help?

Hilton

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.

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Ohio

Baby Facilities

Bathrooms are equipped with baby changing areas.

When can we go?

Hilton

Open 10am - 5pm daily (6pm close weekends & holidays from late May to early Sept)

Open all year except January 1, & December 25

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

The best fun places to go with kids sent straight to your inbox!

Subscribe now