For the most part it has been a rather comfortable summer with only brief spells of heat and humidity. Going into fall the weather gets even more comfortable during the day making for the perfect time to visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
“Dinosaurs!” will continue at the Zoo’s Waterfowl Lake through September 15. These fifteen lifelike, moving and vocal animatronic dinosaurs have been carefully placed in settings closely resembling what their natural habitat probably looked liked. Of special note is the towering T-Rex who is fascinating yet frightening at the same time. Admission to “Dinosaurs!” is just $3.50 per person with regular Zoo admission ($2.00 per person for Zoo members). Children younger than two years old receive free admission.
From now through Labor Day (September 2, 2013) the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will feature extended summer hours on weekends and holidays. The extended hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Following Labor Day, the Zoo will be back to its regular hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Labor Day weekend will also mark the final show of the season of Professor Wylde’s Live Animal Show. When visiting the Zoo, be sure to catch this wonderful mixture of jokes, fun facts and colorful cast of critters.
Fall also means it’s time for one of the Zoo’s most popular events. Boo at the Zoo will be held October 17 through 20 and 24 through 27. This is a yearly sell out event and tickets are on sale now at the Zoo box office or online atclemetzoo.com. Boo admission is $8 and Zoo members receive a $1 discount, children younger than 2 are free.
(Note: Due to the Labor Day holiday, free Zoo admission for residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township will not be offered on Monday, September 2.)
Northeast Ohio’s most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.