Making your way through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this winter could be a bit different due to reconstruction of the Fulton Road Bridge.
From Monday, November 26 through Sunday, December 9 -- and periodically throughout the winter -- the main Zoo footpath that leads to its Northern Trek exhibits will be closed. But don't worry: Northern Trek will remain open all winter.
On days that the footpath is closed, Zoo visitors will be able to ride a complimentary tram or heated shuttle along the Zoo's perimeter to Northern Trek, which is home to tigers, seals, sea lions, wolves, camels, reindeer and North America's largest collection of bear species.
The Fulton Road Bridge is closed to traffic until at least 2009 as state contractors work to build a replacement. Meanwhile, the Zoo's main entrance on Wildlife Way remains open and accessible. Zoo visitors are encouraged to use alternate routes and allow extra time to get to the Zoo until construction is complete. Suggested detours are available at clemetzoo.com.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2007, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Winter admission is $7 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 77, 90 and 480. To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.