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For a family outing or a formal occasion, The Toledo Zoo is your destination!



     The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos. It’s also the region’s top family destination! Let the Toledo Zoo take you from the Arctic tundra to the wilds of Africa, from the tropical rainforest to the Sonoran Desert and all points between -- all in one great day.

     At the Zoo, you’ll experience the wonders of the animal world as you stroll the lavish gardens and explore historic WPA-era buildings. From mammoth African elephants and pouncing tigers to majestic bald eagles and colorful dart frogs, it’s just the getaway you’ve been wanting.

Lights Before Christmas

     During the holiday season, your Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland, featuring more than a million lights, 200+ images of your favorite animals, carolers, model trains and, through Dec. 23, visits with Santa. Come on Thursdays and see ice-carving demonstrations, too.

     Don’t miss the “electrical spectacle” Dancing Lights show, with state-of-the-art LED mini-lights synchronized to classic holiday tunes, all in the shadow of Cheetah Valley. While you’re enjoying the Lights, be sure to check out our 85-foot Norway spruce, adorned with more than 32,000 lights -- more than the famous Christmas tree in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. It was named the top holiday tree in the U.S. by Travelocity!

     The Lights Before Christmas is a great way to thank your employees or plan a family gathering with a big “wow” factor, too. Check for details on fun events and activities, new for 2012.

Meeting spaces in wild places

     The region’s top family destination is a sophisticated venue for your next meeting or corporate event.

     From a small boardroom meeting in the historic African Lodge to theater seating for 400 in the Indoor Theatre, or even space for 900 in the spacious Nairobi Pavilion, the Zoo has just what you need. We’re authorities on making your meeting productive and professional.

     Our executive chef and team add a final tasty touch, with creative catering and baking that impress even the toughest client.


     When someone has a wedding at the Zoo, no one ever forgets it. Whether your wedding is small and intimate or a large event with hundreds of guests, we accommodate you in style with a wedding that is as remarkably one-of-a-kind as you are.

     Venues are available all across the Zoo. Graceful wedding in lush gardens, complete with classic European sculpture? Elegant wedding in the historic Great Hall? It can be yours – or even something a bit wilder, like getting married while polar bears and seals frolic behind you.

     The location is just the start. Let our award-winning team sweeten your special day with impressive designs and incredible taste for your wedding cake and reception dinner. It’s all right here!


     The Zoo offers great kids’ birthday parties, but why let the kids have all the fun? It’s the perfect upscale locale for grown-ups, too.

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