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Zoo offers free weekend for Lucas County residents Jan. 18 - 20

To thank Lucas County voters for their ongoing levy support, the Toledo Zoo offers FREE admission to all Lucas County residents from 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 until 4 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014, throughout the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Lucas County residents must show valid proof of residency to receive free admission.

Highlighting the weekend is free access to the Zoo’s new free-flight butterfly exhibit inside the historic Museum of Science. Dazzling butterflies from all across the Americas glide around visitors -- including many species that visitors would never have a chance to see otherwise. From the striking zebra longwing to the bright orange gulf fritillary and multicolored white peacock butterfly, it’s an interactive experience that inspires visitors about the intrigue of our natural world.

In addition to the new butterfly exhibit, Saturday, Jan. 18 features “shocking” fun at the Science Day in Nature’s Neighborhood. At this award-winning exhibit right next to the Museum of Science, visitors explore electricity through interactive, hands-on experiments.

According to the Zoo’s press release, “To make the weekend even more affordable, Lucas County visitors receive coupons to use throughout the weekend, plus additional coupons for another Zoo visit in March.

“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.

“…Lucas County’s past support for the Zoo’s Capital Levy has helped the Zoo create Nature’s Neighborhood (opened in 2009), Tembo Trail (opened in May, 2012), and current historic Aquarium renovations (scheduled to reopen in 2015). Generous contributions from private donors to the Zoo’s capital campaigns have further enhanced these experiences.

The Zoo offers a similar Lucas County Appreciation Weekend over President’s Day weekend (February 15-17, 2014). Details, including a full schedule of events, are available at toledozoo.org.


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