Akron Zoo — Winter hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 500 Edgewood Ave. Closed New Year’s Day. Visitors will be allowed to feed the penguins 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Feb. 28 when temperatures are 55 or below. Tickets are $3. Winter admission: $6. 330-375-2550.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 3900 Wildlife Way. Closed New Year’s Day. Annual Noon Year’s Eve, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Ring in 2013 with a dance party hosted by Radio Disney, a countdown to noon with a ball drop on the Welcome Plaza, crafts, Get Close animal encounters, “Safe Rides for All Kids” activities and plenty of photo opportunities. Free with zoo admission. December Days: special seasonal activities set at the zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17-30. A complete schedule of December Days activities and entertainment can be found at www.clemetzoo. com. Winter Break Camp, Dec. 26-28. Ages 5-12. Kids will meet in the Jungle Lab classroom at the RainForest and explore a different theme each day. There are half-day, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and full-day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., sessions available. To register, call 216-635-3391 or go to www.clemetzoo.com/education/breakcamps/. Throughout January, whenever the day’s predicted high temperature is 32 degrees or below, a Polar Bear Day will be declared and admission will be $4.25, $2.75 for ages 2-11. To find out if it is a Polar Bear Day, listen to WDOK (102-FM), go to www.clemetzoo.com or call 216-661-6500. Winter admission: $8.25; $5.25 kids 2-11. www.clemetzoo.com.