Zoo Offers Free Weekend for Lucas County Residents

Posted Feb 6th, 2013 by Andi Norman  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


To thank Lucas County voters for their ongoing levy support, the Toledo Zoo offers FREE admission to all Lucas County residents from Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18, throughout the President’s Day weekend. Lucas County residents must show ID demonstrating proof of residency to receive free admission.

The weekend includes the Zoo’s Winter Weekends activities on Saturday and Sunday. It all starts with an ice-carving demo on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On both days, visitors will enjoy performances by magician Eli Portala in the Indoor Theatre, plus fun kids’ activities in Nature’s Neighborhood, the Zoo’s award-winning children’s zoo. And all across the Zoo, visitors will see public feeds and enrichment with the animals, from reptiles and orangutans to vultures and giant spiders.

Wondering what to do with the kids on Monday, when the schools are closed? The Zoo is offering an indoor bounce house all weekend long – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – so they can burn off some energy.

To make the weekend even more affordable, Lucas County visitors will receive coupons to use throughout the weekend, plus additional coupons for another Zoo visit in April. All this is the Zoo’s way of thanking Lucas County voters, who have shown longtime support for the Zoo. Through passage of the Zoo’s operating levies over the years, the Zoo has been able to maintain its reputation as a world-class zoological institution and a top regional attraction. In addition, Lucas County’s past support for the Zoo’s Capital Levy has helped enable the Zoo to create Nature’s Neighborhood (opened in 2009), Tembo Trail (opened in May, 2012) and current historic Aquarium renovations (scheduled to reopen in 2015).

Details, including a full schedule of events, are available at toledozoo.org.

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

The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, the Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.

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