The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has long been known for its work in conservation, renewable resources and clean energy. In recognition of this fact, they are throwing a party on Earth Day, Sunday, April 21 with a $2.00 discount on admission for every visitor.
Among the many activities, the Zoo will be featuring environmental education about the Zoo’s sustainability initiatives, bio-diversity and how conservation efforts affect wildlife and wild places. There will also be animal enrichment demonstrations with some of the Zoo’s larger resident’s such as the lions. There will also be Get Close opportunities with animals such as the armadillo.
Radio Disney will also be on hand to liven up the party and get everyone on their feet to dance. You may also enjoy local music groups, crafts and more. Also during the day, guests will have a chance to meet and talk to local conservation exhibitors, meet with some of the Zoo’s animal keepers and curators and attend a special off-season performance of Professor Wylde’s Animal Show. You can even do some panting with the Zoo’s horticulturalists.
For teachers, an Educator’s Open House will be available to offer them a chance to learn of the many programs the Zoo offers through its Conservation Education Division. Registration is required for the open house. Teachers can register online at clemetzoo.com or by calling (216) 635-3391.
The Zoo also will be collecting aluminum cans and cell phones for recycling during the event.
Northeast Ohio’s most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
For more information, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.