December Days

"Whether you prefer the warmth of the tropics or an invigorating chill, you're sure to enjoy Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's December Days. Festive family fun abounds at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo during December Days. Enjoy special seasonal activities including holiday crafts, live music, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Wolf Lodge (Dec. 17-24 only), cookie decorating and more! You can visit with the animals in Northern Trek including bears, tigers and reindeer and take the complimentary heated shuttle to the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building. Then take a break in The RainForest and check out the orangutans, otters and sloths. Even on the coldest of December Days, the Zoo offers many warm indoor exhibits. Explore the warmth and beauty of The RainForest, home to 600 animals and 10,000 plants. Discover one of the largest collections of primate species in North America and some really cool cats inside the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building. Enjoy an encounter with koalas inside GumLeaf Hideout, experience the seasonal splendor of the Zoo's Public Greenhouse and warm up with the wolves inside the comfort of Wolf Lodge. See for yourself Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's commitment to the best in animal care in the Reinberger Learning Lab located inside the Center for Zoological Medicine. The displays feature hands-on interactive exhibits, tools-of-the-trade, and views of surgical suites where visitors might sneak a peek at an animal health check in progress."