CLEVELAND - It's time for kids to grab their favorite teddy bear and head to the zoo.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is hosting a special event on Saturday, September 7. Kids ages 2-11 will receive free admission that day when they bring a plush pal and are accompanied by a paying adult.
Special Teddy Bear Day activities are scheduled from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on September 7. This includes a complimentary teddy bear check-ups with "fuzzy physicians" who will hand out "Beary" Good Health Certificates, the Radio Disney team and a teddy bear parade.
Kids can also learn to stay safe from injuries as they visit the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Safety Zone.
There will be chances to hear more about how the Zoo takes care of its bears during Meet-the-Keeper sessions.
Children can also stop and see all of the Zoo's bears in Northern Trek, including grizzly bears, North American black bears, polar bears, and sloth bears.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.