The fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs ‘til 4 p.m. Children
participate in all sorts of buggy games, from harvesting and
tasting honey to playing in spider ball tournaments. The whole
family will enjoy the Zoo’s Keeper Tales live animal show
and story times, plus a visit from BUGMAN and his insects – your
chance to see bugs like you’ve never seen them before.
will be on grounds with a buggy activity of their own.
It all happens in Nature’s Neighborhood, the Zoo’s
award-winning children’s zoo that offers innovative,
child-centered teaching through real-life science that’s so fun,
the kids won’t realize they’re learning.
The Butterfly & Bug Fest is free with regular Zoo admission. For
more information and a schedule of activities, visit the Zoo’s
While you’re at the Zoo, don’t miss the all-new
Flamingo Key, sponsored by Toledo Express Airport, shows off the
“avian supermodels” back at the Zoo for the first time in
decades. Near the Zoo’s Broadway entrance, Penguin Beach leads
you right through the penguins’ exhibit, along with daily
sponsored by ProMedica. Just a couple minutes away, ‘Keet
Retreat, sponsored by BP, offers a fun new walk-through
encounter with these bright, friendly little birds.
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
FamilyFun Magazine. More information is at