Snooze at the Zoo – Fridays and Saturdays, January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Spending the night at the zoo is a wildly good time for families, groups and schools. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for the animals, tour the zoo, meet animals up close and enjoy delicious meals. Each Snooze lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. the next day. Separate fee, preregistration required. For more information, including pricing and available dates, visit toledozoo.org/snooze.
Cabin Fever Weekends – Saturdays and Sundays, January 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27; February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24. Beat the winter blues with half-price admission and unique zoo experiences each Saturday, along with a full schedule of animal encounters, feeds and demonstrations each Sunday. For more information and the full schedule of activities, please visit toledozoo.org/cabinfever.
Come Grow With Us – A Behind-the-Scenes Horticulture Tour – Sunday, January 13. Join the zoo’s horticulture staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of its greenhouse facility, home to a unique variety of plants suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Get a sneak peek at what the zoo has planned for the summer annual displays and take home tips on how to start and grow healthy annuals, vegetables and indoor foliage plants. To register and for more information, visit toledozoo.org/gardens.
Wine Tasting: Malawi – Friday, January 18. Ages 21 and up enjoy a delectable array of wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing surrounded by the beauty of the world beneath the waves from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Advance tickets are required. Separate fee. Member discounts apply. For more information, visit toledozoo.org/wine.
Horticulture Make and Take Workshop – Saturday, January 19. Join in for another round of botany and bubbly at the Take-Home Terrarium Workshop. What is a terrarium? A miniature garden planted in a glass container. Bring the beauty and benefits of a garden indoors this winter, when the horticulture staff provide all the materials and guidance needed to create a personalized terrarium. Reservations are required. Workshop is 10:00 a.m. to noon. Register and learn more at toledozoo.org/workshop.
Free Lucas County Admission – Saturday, Sunday and Monday, January 19-21. In appreciation of Lucas County’s continuing support, residents are admitted free to the zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Valid proof of Lucas County residency required.
Camp for a Day – Monday, January 21. Have the kids spend their day off school at the zoo. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., they will explore all about animals built for the extreme cold weather. Bundle up and check out the penguins, polar bears and other cool animals. Separate fee, preregistration required. Available for ages 5-12. Zoo member discount applies. To register or learn more, visit toledozoo.org/camps.
Visit the Toledo Zoo’s website, www.toledozoo.org, or call (419) 385-4040 for more information about these and other upcoming events.