Zoo Snooze– Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30,July 5, 6, 7, 14, 20, 21, 26, 28. Spending the night at the zoo is a wildly good time. 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, visit toledozoo.org/zoo-snooze.
Live Nation Concert – Barenaked Ladies– Sunday, June 24.For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org/summer-concerts.
Garden Tour Series: Come Grow With Us– Tuesday, June 26. If you have ever wanted to know how to grow roses at home, then this is the tour for you. This tour of the Sarah A. Coley Rose Garden will focus on the cultural practices you need to know to keep your hybrid tea roses, climbers and heirlooms vigorous and blooming all season long. Both novice and experienced rose gardeners welcome. Tour meets at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Separate fee, preregistration required. Member discounts apply. Tour is rain or shine. Visit www.toledozoo.org/gardentours.
Mercy Health Music Under the Stars– Sundays, July 8, 15, 22, 29.Come enjoy this popular summer tradition. Free concerts by the Toledo Symphony concert band presented with support from The Andersons and Taylor Automotive Family. For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
Garden Tour Series: Underused Native Plants– Tuesday, July 10. You may know the important role that native plants play in creating sustainable landscapes, but did you know there are many overlooked, under-utilized natives that can expand your plant palette? Tour the gardens to learn about these natives and their cultivars that will add more diversity to a sustainable home garden. Tour meets at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Separate fee, pre-registration required. Member discounts apply. Rain or shine. Please visit www.toledozoo.org/gardentours.
Sundae Funday– Sunday, July 15. Dip into a variety of ice cream stations around the zoo from 3:00 to 6:0 p.m., sprinkle in special activities and entertainment to top of the perfect Sundae Funday. Event will feature a variety of flavors by Dean’s Country Fresh ice cream, a sundae toppings bar, ice cream sandwiches and soda floats. Tickets are $5.00 for zoo members and $6.00 for non-members, which includes 10 samplings and may be purchased online in advance or in person day of the event. For more information visit www.toledozoo.org/sundae-funday.
ADA Day Monday–July 23. Celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. while learning about services and products available to those with disabilities at the information fair organized in partnership with The Ability Center.
Garden Tour Series: Plants for Animal Exhibits– Tuesday, July 24. Learn how the horticulture and animal staff work together to design the plantings in and around the animal exhibits. Each exhibit presents unique challenges as the staff must consider the animals’ natural habitat, health and behavior in addition to aesthetic interest. Tour meets at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Separate fee, pre-registration required. Member discounts apply. Tour is rain or shine. Please visit www.toledozoo.org/gardentours.
Yark Subaru Rock n Roar– Friday, July 27. It is the summer’s wildest dance party for the 21-and-over crowd. Fu5ion and DJ Jim Lieber will keep the party tunes pumping all night long. Yark Subaru Rock n Roar is also supported by Hollywood Casino, Lamar, Cumulus Toledo, Kroger and Yuengling. Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to enter. Sponsorship opportunities, online ticket purchasing and additional information is available at www.toledozoo.org/roar.
Summer Safari Camps– through Friday, August 17.Go wild this summer vacation at Summer Safari Camps. The zoo offers wild opportunities for campers ages 4 through 15. Separate fee, preregistration required. Member discounts apply. For more information, including schedule, themes and pricing, visit www.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.