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Snooze at the ZooFridays and Saturdays, March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. 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.  

Once Upon a Vine Friday, March 1. Enjoy an array of cocktails and delightful hors d’oeuvres while mingling in the zoo’s new Carson Family Education Center. This fundraiser includes an exclusive up-close animal encounter, a four-course plated dinner with specialty wine pairing and short live auction, in front of the 73 foot long aquarium in the Malawi Event Center. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Please visit toledozoo.org/vine for more details and to sign up.

Online DiscountsMarch 4-15. A 25 percent off coupon is available online at toledozoo.org and is valid weekdays (Monday through Friday) March 4-8 and 11-15. Guests must present the coupon (printed or digital) at the entry gate to receive the discount. Only one coupon is necessary per transaction and does not apply to groups of 20 or more.

Air Plant Sculpture WorkshopSaturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Join in for another round of botany and bubbly at the Air Plant Sculpture Workshop. Don’t have a green thumb but you’re into stylish sculptural plants? Then this Air Plant (Tillandsia) workshop is perfect for you. These cool, low-maintenance, small blooming plants that don’t need soil to grow and can live almost anywhere, make them great for any home. Reservations are required. Register and learn more at toledozoo.org/workshop.

Garden Tour Series: Come Grow With UsTuesday, March 19. Join the zoo’s horticulture staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of its greenhouse facility. Guests will get a sneak peek at what the zoo has planned for summer annual displays and take home some tips on how to start and grow healthy annuals, vegetables and indoor foliage plants. Tour meets at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Separate fee, preregistration required. Member discounts apply. Tour is rain or shine. Please visit toledozoo.org/gardens.

Wine TastingFriday, March 22. Ages 21 and up enjoy a delectable array of wines, hors d’oeuvres and live music surrounded by the world beneath the waves in the Aquarium from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are required. Separate fee. Member discounts apply. For more information, please visit toledozoo.org/wine. 

Teddy Bear Care Fair – Saturday, March 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring a favorite stuffed pal and zoo volunteers will make sure it’s fixed up and fit for another year of fun. Visitors and their stuffies can also enjoy keeper and vet talks, animal feeds and demonstrations, puppet shows, activities and more. This event is included with zoo admission. Additional information available at toledozoo.org/teddybear.

Spring Break CampTuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28. Need something fun for your children to do that keeps the learning going while on spring break from school? Sign them up for Spring Break Camp at the Toledo Zoo. Campers ages five-12 will enjoy spending the day exploring animal exhibits, seeing live animal demonstrations and playing fun games. Each day has a different interactive theme and campers are welcome to sign up for one or more days. More information is available at toledozoo.org/camps.

YPAC After HoursThursday, March 28. Join Young Professionals for Animals and Conservation (YPAC) at YPAC After Hours to learn about the zoo’s resident Tasmanian Devils, its recent trip to Tasmania and its vital role in contributing to saving this endangered species. Event is designed for adults 21- mid 40s and will take place in the Aquarium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please visit toledozoo.org/ypac to learn more and register. 

ZoombaSunday, March 31 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Malawi Event Center. Get your sweat on at Zoomba. Move and groove to traditional Latin rhythms and animal-inspired tunes for an hour of energetic exercise to benefit the zoo’s Raising Up Red Pandas campaign. Open to ages 10 and up, fitness attire required, water will be provided. Register day of or in advance at toledozoo.org.

Visit the Toledo Zoo’s website, www.toledozoo.org, or call (419) 385-4040 for more information about these and other upcoming events.