Walk among the wallabies in a special walk-through exhibit. Meet Baru, the largest saltwater crocodile in North America, brought to Toledo by Block Communications, Inc. Continue your adventure with dingoes, kookaburras, lionfish and more as you explore the fascinating natural world of Australia. Remarkable up-close animal encounters and separate-fee behind-the-scenes tours enrich the experience. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Daily through Sept. 2
Natural Feeding and Enrichment Demos
See your favorite Zoo animals chow down, all summer long! Experience animal-feeding demonstrations and enrichment throughout the Zoo; visit toledozoo.org/feedings for a complete schedule. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Fri., Aug. 2 Rock N Roar, presented by KeyBank
7 p.m. – midnight
It’s the summer's coolest dance party for the 21-and-over crowd! Live bands and a DJ rock your favorite tunes as you mingle, dance and have fun.
Sun., Aug. 4 Backstreet Boys Concert
The multi-platinum pop-powerhouse boy band performs in the Zoo’s Amphitheatre.
Fri-Sat., Sand-sational Sendoff,
Aug. 16-17 sponsored by Fifth Third Bank
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
As Wild Walkabout nears the end of its season, come see some amazing Australia-themed sand sculptures, enjoy live performances by the Fisher-Price® Little People® and more. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Wed., Aug. 21 Watch It Grow Garden Tour
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Take a walking tour to learn from Zoo horticulturists about water gardening, from design and plant selection to pumps, filtration and more. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Fri., Aug. 23 Feast with the Beasts, presented by PNC
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy an elegant dinner prepared by the Zoo's professional chef and catering staff, along with a close-up animal encounter you won't soon forget.
Wed., Aug. 28 Chicago concert
Chicago, one of America’s longest-running and most successful rock groups, performs in the Zoo’s Amphitheatre.
Sat., Aug. 31 Butterfly and Bug Festival
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit Nature's Neighborhood for a Science Day dedicated to the little creatures that creep, crawl, float and flutter. Splash in The Play Stream or cool off in the air-conditioned Forest, Jumpin’ Junction and more. Free with regular Zoo admission.
Summer Safari Camps toledozoo.org/camps separate fee (Zoo member discount applies)
Mon.-Fri. Aug. 5-9 Just Like Me camp 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ages 4-5
Mon.-Fri. Aug. 12-16 Wild Artist camp 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ages 6-7
Mon.-Fri. Aug. 5-9 Polar Opposites camp 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ages 6-10
Mon-Fri. Aug. 12-16 Nature’s Got Talent camp 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ages 6-10
Visit toledozoo.org for more information about these and other upcoming events.
The Zoo is open 7 days a week from 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 toledozoo.org or call 419.385.4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge on non-holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon. Valid ID showing proof of residency is required.