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Come face-to-face with fun this summer!

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Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Zoo closes at 5 p.m.

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Open daily
Admission 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Zoo closes at 5 p.m.
Free admission for Lucas County residents on non-holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. - noon with valid proof of residency.

May 27: Aquarium closing at 3:30 p.m.
June 2: Arctic closing at 3:30 p.m. 
June 3: Africa Overlook closing at 4 p.m.,
Arctic closing at 4 p.m.


The Zoo has two parking areas for visitor use. Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot (2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609) and Broadway parking lot (2683 Broadway St. Toledo, OH 43609).

Click here for route to Anthony Wayne Trail lot.
Click here for route to Broadway lot.

Please Note

Pedestrian bridge ramps closed through fall 2023. Bridge open for pedestrian traffic for stairs. Guests with strollers and wheelchairs must use tunnel and elevators for south side Zoo access.

Outside food, beverages and coolers not permitted inside the Zoo. Picnic tables are available at Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot and Walbridge Park. Exceptions are permitted for medical items, dietary restrictions, baby formula and pre-registered school groups visiting the Zoo.

Adorably Close.

Meet our new Polar bear cubs this summer! Want to get a peek at them? Click here to see them swimming on exhibit daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.!

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Incredibly Close.

Discover the world beneath the waves! Immerse yourself in the wonder of 3,000+ aquatic animals in 178,000 gallons of water.

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Unbearably Close.

Adventure has never been closer!

Visit the new home for our three rescued Brown bears.

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Monthly happenings

Don't miss these upcoming events!

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Zoo map

Learn the layout of the must-do Zoo!

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Our mission

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act.

Explore our conservation efforts and see what you can do to make a difference!

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