Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

toledo-zoo-giraffeAdmission to the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is $19/adult and $16 for seniors 60 and over and kids ages 2-11 plus parking.

  • Open daily from 10am to 5pm with extended hours for special and seasonal events. Closed on some major holidays.
  • Location: (Map It) Entrances at 2700 Broadway, Toledo, Ohio and 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-385-5721 or 4040
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The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is one of the tops in the country. The Aquarium features 3,000+ aquatic animals in 178,000 gallons of water. And the Zoo houses an internationally-famous Hippoquarium®, where observers watch from inches away as hippos swim and play in their 360,000-gallon glass-sided pool. Other exhibits that make this zoo special are Arctic Encounter, Frog Town, Cheetah Valley, and Primate Forest. The exhibit, Africa! features free-roaming African animals such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, wild dogs, and ostriches, and can be enjoyed from an observation deck or the guided Safari train that circles the exhibit itself. Come, feed the giraffes.

Enjoy the aerial adventure course. Youngsters will especially enjoy riding the African animal carousel (made in Mansfield, Ohio), playing on the playground, visiting the Museum of Science, and petting the animals in the Children’s Zoo. And then there’s the food; 13 (yes, 13) eateries that include an outdoor gourmet restaurant, a barbecue pavilion, and a cafeteria built inside the former lion house.