The fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs ‘til 4 p.m. Children participate in all sorts of buggy games, from harvesting and tasting honey to playing in spider ball tournaments. The whole family will enjoy the Zoo’s Keeper Tales live animal show and story times, plus a visit from BUGMAN and his insects – your chance to see bugs like you’ve never seen them before.
Imagination Station will be on grounds with a buggy activity of their own. It all happens in Nature’s Neighborhood, the Zoo’s award-winning children’s zoo that offers innovative, child-centered teaching through real-life science that’s so fun, the kids won’t realize they’re learning.
The Butterfly & Bug Fest is free with regular Zoo admission. For more information and a schedule of activities, visit the Zoo’s website at toledozoo.org/bugfest.
While you’re at the Zoo, don’t miss the all-new Flamingo Key, Penguin Beach, and ‘Keet Retreat. Flamingo Key, sponsored by Toledo Express Airport, shows off the “avian supermodels” back at the Zoo for the first time in decades. Near the Zoo’s Broadway entrance, Penguin Beach leads you right through the penguins’ exhibit, along with daily keeper-led penguin feeds sponsored by ProMedica. Just a couple minutes away, ‘Keet Retreat, sponsored by BP, offers a fun new walk-through encounter with these bright, friendly little birds.
Visitor experiences like these are just some of the reasons the Toledo Zoo is rated the #1 zoo in the nation by USA Today Travel, and among the top ten family attractions nationwide by FamilyFun Magazine. More information is at toledozoo.org.