Zoo opens late on
Aug. 10 for Wild Night
On one day only -- Sunday, Aug. 10 -- the Toledo Zoo
will be open from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. (last admission), or three
hours past the usual closing time, for Wild Night
sponsored by The Blade. Wild Night admission is half-price,
offering families a great opportunity at remarkable savings.
To accommodate these later hours, the Zoo will be closed to the
public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10 only.
Wild Night includes visitors’ favorite animals and attractions
all across the Zoo, including
Flamingo Key, sponsored by Toledo Express Airport,
shows off the “avian supermodels” back at the Zoo for the first
time in decades. Near Cheetah Valley, Penguin Beach leads you
right through the penguins’ exhibit. Just a couple minutes
away, ‘Keet Retreat, sponsored by BP, offers a fun walk-through
encounter with these bright, friendly little birds (open through
Don’t miss the polar bears and seals at the Arctic Encounter®;
the giraffes, zebras, wildebeests at the panoramic Africa!
exhibit; and the elephants of Tembo Trail. This is a great time
to visit Baru, too – the huge saltwater crocodile brought to
Toledo by Block Communications, Inc.
Neighborhood, the award-winning children’s zoo,
the Stream is open, along with new animals in the Forest Room
and an interactive green screen in Jumpin’ Junction.
Additional activities, offered at a separate fee, are
family-favorite rides on the Safari Express train,
African Animal and historic carousels. The
Zoo’s ride passes make these opportunities more affordable than
Wild Night wraps up with a free
the Stars concert performed by the Toledo Symphony at
7:30 p.m. in the Zoo's historic Amphitheatre. The concert series
is presented by Mercy and The Andersons, and supported by
Huntington Bank, Taylor Automotive Family, Health Care REIT,
WLMB and Dana.
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Visitor experiences like these are just some of the reasons the
Toledo Zoo is rated the #1 zoo in the nation by USA Today
Travel, and among the top ten family attractions nationwide by