Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
Mission: “To improve the future for wildlife by exhibiting animals and plants and providing education and conservation programs which encourage respect and stewardship of the natural world and a better understanding of our place within it.”
Open to public: Yes
Admission: Adults (12 and older) - $6 from Nov. 1 - March 31 (regular price $9). Children (2-11) - $4. Under 2 – FREE.
Exhibits Related to Ecology: Just about every animal you could imagine is an exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, including all types.
Events/Classes/Activities Related to Ecology: Summer Day Camp for kids to learn about the animals, Teen Programs such as “Zoo Crew”, Breakfast Programs, “Dr. Zoolittle’s Wild Animal Show”, and overnights.
Additional Resources for Ecology: The site provides a list of programs and classes that people can take, involving ecological information.
“Behind The Scenes”: Also on the site, there are many research programs that the workers at the zoo are involved in so that their information is as accurate as they hope it can be. See the above link.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults, Volunteer Safaris, Docents, Benefits, and Service Volunteers are available. Once again, for teens, there is Zoo Crew.
Prepared by CK