Take a Trip Around the World w/ The Toledo Zoo

Posted May 10th, 2012 by Andi Norman  Category: Arts & Entertainment


On Saturday, May 19, let the Zoo show you the world in one amazing day. Around the World features keeper talks, animal enrichment demos, live entertainment and fun kids’ activities, all focusing on the cultures of Africa, the Arctic, the Caribbean Islands and the Middle East.

Activities include:

11a.m. – 2 p.m. Kids’ cultural crafts and activities
10:30 – 11a.m. Toledo School for the Arts (TSA) Glass City Steel performance
10:30 a.m. Elephant enrichment
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. African-themed Education activities and crafts
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Radio Disney AM 910 on site with music, games and prizes for the whole family
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. TSA Glass City Steel performance
12:30 – 1 p.m. Drums of Thunder performance
1– 1:30 p.m. TSA Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drums performance
1:15 p.m. African spotted-necked otter enrichment and keeper talk
1:30– 2 p.m. Drums of Thunder performance
2–3 p.m. Raq the Casbah performance
2 p.m. Elephant training demonstration

This year’s Around the World celebration offers more than ever before, because it’s the first weekend that Tembo Trail, the Zoo’s innovative new elephant exhibit, opens. Tembo Trail is made possible by the 2006 Lucas County capital levy voters, along with contributors to the Zoo’s capital campaign. Updates about Tembo Trail’s Grand Opening Weekend, sponsored by The Andersons, are available at

In May, the Toledo Zoo is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The Zoo is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, please visit or call 419.385.4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Valid ID showing proof of residency is required.

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