- Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beginning Saturday May 26th - Monday September 3th the Zoo stays open until 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & The RainForest are open all year except January 1, and December 25. The main gate opens at 10 a.m. and the Zoo Box Office closes at 4 p.m.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is located just 5 miles south of downtown Cleveland at:
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland OH 44109
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Getting to the Zoo | Driving | By RTA Bus
Getting To The Zoo
You may encounter some delays getting to the Zoo on busy days - particularly weekends and Mondays - so you may want to allow yourself some extra time. The Zoo is located just 5 minutes from downtown and easily accessible from Interstates, 71, 77, 90 and 480.
To avoid delays, the following routes to the Zoo are suggested:
From I-71: Exit at Fulton Road, keep right at fork. Turn right on Fulton Road and follow Fulton Road/Fulton Parkway South to Wildlife Way. Turn left on Wildlife Way to Zoo entrance.
From I-90: Take I-71 South, exit at Fulton Road. Turn left at Fulton Road and follow Fulton Road/Fulton Parkway South to Wildlife Way. Turn left on Wildlife Way to Zoo entrance.
From I-480: Two options. Exit State Road north to Pearl Road and follow Zoo signs. Or, exit Ridge Road north to Memphis Avenue and follow Zoo signs.
From Akron: Two options. Take I-77 North to I-480 West. Exit State Road north to Pearl Road and follow Zoo signs. Or, exit Ridge Road north to Memphis Avenue and follow Zoo signs.
From I-80 (Ohio Turnpike):
Zoo accessed from two exits. Take Exit 173 to I-77 North, to I-480 West to State Road (north) to Pearl Road then follow Zoo signs. Or, take Exit 161 to I-71 North to West 25th Street then follow Zoo signs.
Parking is Free.
By RTA Bus
For RTA-specific information, please call (216) 621-9500 for a schedule or visit the RTA website.