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Cleveland Metroparks Blog


Time flies when you're having summer fun!
Posted: 7/25/2014
I don’t know about you, but summer always goes WAY too fast for me! Just as the weather becomes hot and sunny, I blink and we’re getting ready to start August. Where does the time go?! Because this seems to be a reoccurring phenomenon for me every summer, and because I’m an over-planner, I try to keep a list of summer activities I want to do.   Here are a few that I’ve conquered so far: Beach days at Lake Erie – check! Fun nights at Edgewater LIVE – check! Dining on a few great patios around Clevel...


Red pandas, meerkats and golden lion tamarins…oh my!
Posted: 5/23/2014
What do you usually think of when you hear the word carousel? Carousel horses right? I always think of the scene from Mary Poppins, as Mary, Bert and the children ride their horses right off the carousel and through the chalk country-side.  The new  Circle of Wildlife carousel  opening at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo at the end of this month is quite different. For one, it's full of all kinds of animals. Sixty-four of them to be exact, with eight custom animals that don't appear on any other ...


A Cleveland Metroparks winter gem: The RainForest
Posted: 2/14/2014
Need a place to warm up this winter but want to stay close to home? Did you know Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offers a tropical oasis open year-round? It's The RainForest , and here, it's always 80 degrees! The RainForest opened on November 19, 1992 and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The building cost $30 million to build, took eight years to plan and covers two acres. You'll see more than 10,000 plants and over 600 animals across Asia, Africa and the Americas during your visit. Here are a few hig...