Snooze at the Zoo – Fridays and Saturdays, June 15, 17, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 7, 8, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31. Spending the night at the zoo is a wild 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. To learn more about pricing and available dates, visit www.toledozoo.org/snooze.
PNC ZOOtoDO Presented by MassMutual Ohio – Friday, June 16. Party with a purpose at the zoo’s annual black tie and tennis shoes fundraiser. Guests enjoy samples from more than 50 area restaurants and catering services and live entertainment throughout zoo grounds from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Tickets can be purchased online at www.toledozoo.org/zootodo or by calling (419) 385-5721, ext. 2091.
Father’s Day Celebration and BBQ – Sunday, June 18. All dads receive free admission when accompanied by children. Treat Dad to a special day at the zoo and make reservations for the Father’s Day BBQ (separate fee) by visiting www.toledozoo.org/fathersday or calling (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001.
Wine Tasting – Friday, June 23. Ages 21 and up enjoy a delectable array of wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing in the newly renovated Malawi Event Center from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are required. Separate fee. Member discounts apply. For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org/wine.
Garden Tour Series: Aquatic Plants, Fountains and Pools – Tuesday, June 27. At first glance, water gardening may seem too complex for the average gardener, but nothing could be further from the truth. Join us for a look at the zoo’s water features and get advice on plant and site selection, along with starting and maintaining a water garden of your own. Tour meets at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Separate fee, preregistration is required. Member discounts apply. Tour is rain or shine. Please visit www.toledozoo.org/gardentours.
Live Nation Concert Series: Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” – Thursday, July 6. For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
Music under the Stars – Sundays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Attend this popular summer tradition – free concerts by the Toledo Symphony concert band presented with support from Welltower, Inc., Taylor Automotive Family, and Buckeye Broadband. For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
Garden Tour Series: Using Native Plants in the Landscape – Tuesday, July 11. Join the zoo’s horticulture department to discover native plants and learn how to make a maintainable and attractive landscape. Tour meets at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Separate fee, pre-registration is required. Member discounts apply. Tour is rain or shine. Please visit www.toledozoo.org/gardentours.
Live Nation Concert Series: Straight No Chaser & Postmodern Jukebox – Friday, July 14. For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
ADA Day – Monday, July 24. 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: Blooms for Bees, Butterflies and Birds – Tuesday, July 25. Discover ways to invite important pollinators into the garden. Learn information about how cultural practices, plant diversity, flower color and season of bloom play a part in attracting these important insects and animals into the garden. Tour meets at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Separate fee, pre-registration is required. Member discounts apply. Tour is rain or shine. Please visit www.toledozoo.org/gardentours.
Yark Subaru Rock n Roar – Friday, July 28. 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. Rock n Roar is also supported by Hollywood Casino Toledo and Kroger. Guests must have a 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 18. Go wild this summer vacation at the Toledo Zoo with Summer Safari Camps. The zoo offers wild opportunities for campers ages 4-15. 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.