Events Schedule of Events
Animal Attractions

Animal Attractions

Animal Attractions celebrates another year of offering extraordinary get-close animal opportunities and entertaining adult-only conservation education presentations. Guest...Read More



Connect with wildlife in a spectacular Zoo setting! 6:00 PM Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction8:00 PM Seated dinner Event Highli...Read More

Date Night at the ZOOvies

Date Night at the ZOOvies

Date Night at the ZOOvies will be held on July 22 AND August 19, 2016.You'll have two chances to spend a quiet summer evening at the Zoo watching a classic movie! Read More

Twilight at the Zoo

Twilight at the Zoo

Twilight at the Zoo spotlights 18 local bands playing pop, rock, reggae, swing, country and blues. Admission for all partygoers includes cover charge, small bites, complim...Read More

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving at the Zoo

November 26, 2015 at 10:00am

Special Feedings and Free Admission Let the dinner dishes soak and set the DVR to record the game – it’s time to make family Thanksgiving memories at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.... Learn More

Go Ape

December 01, 2015

NEW behind-the-scenes opportunity - visit the gorilla and orangutan holding areas. Learn More

Scavenger Hunt - The RainForest

March 12, 2016

Enjoy a light breakfast and take a walk through The RainForest to find the answers to some fun and educational questions, then pick out a great prize! Learn More

Research and Conservation Night

April 12, 2016

Immerse yourself in the Zoo's fascinating studies of animal care health and behavior. Learn More

Hard Hat Tour of Tiger Passage

May 03, 2016 | May 05, 2016

Take a hard hat tour of the Zoo's newest exhibit, Tiger Passage. Learn More

Enriching Environments

May 19, 2016

Learn about animal enrichment and make an item to take home to enrich your local wildlife. Learn More

Longnecks for Longnecks

June 29, 2016

Enjoy craft beer and hors d'oeuvres at the Ben Gogolick Giraffe Encounter while observing and feeding the Zoo's herd of Masai giraffe. Learn More

ZooFriends' Night

July 13, 2016

Visit the Zoo for a fun-filled after-hours evening. (This event does not count towards your allotted number of tours.) Learn More

Hungry Herbivores

July 26, 2016

Learn more about the Zoo's large herbivores and leave with an herb for your garden. Learn More

Scavenger Hunt - Australian Adventure

August 09, 2016

Enjoy a light breakfast and explore Australian Adventure find the answers to some fun and educational questions, then pick out a great prize! Learn More

Summer Celebration

August 24, 2016

Celebrate summer and see what's been happening at your Zoo! Learn More

Tigers and Tapas

September 20, 2016 | September 22, 2016

Enjoy an intimate evening reception in Tiger Passage and a behind-the-scenes look at the new tiger facility. Learn More

The David Steffee Address

September 28, 2016

Tour the Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine and enjoy a lecture by top professionals. Invitation mailed separately. Learn More

Fall Foliage in Wilderness Trek

October 06, 2016

Spend a morning sipping hot cider and enjoying the fall beauty of Wilderness Trek. Learn More

ZooKeepers' Circle Reception

November 16, 2016

Join us as we give thanks to you, our most generous supporters. Invitation mailed separately. Learn More

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