Akron Zoo — Winter hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 500 Edgewood Ave. Zoorific Career Days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. For grades 7-12. Participants will spend time with keepers, animal trainers and education staff to learn what it is like to work at a zoo. $35 for zoo members; $40 for nonmembers. Registration is required, call 330-375-2250, ext. 7239, or go to www.akronzoo.org. Winter admission: $6. 330-375-2550.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 3900 Wildlife Way. St. Patrick’s Day: from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday volunteers will be collecting recyclable materials including cellphones, aluminum cans (1 pound minimum), pairs of athletic shoes and cookware (pots and pans). Guests who bring any of these items will receive a $2 discount (good for that day only) off the reduced winter admission rates. Winter admission: $8.25; kids 2-11, $5.25.