Akron Zoo — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 500 Edgewood Ave. Akron Zoo Zoorific Career Days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, for fifth and sixth grades. Go behind the scenes, watch animal training sessions, feed the penguins, and more. $35 for zoo members, $40 for nonmembers. Registration is required at www.akronzoo.org. Winter admission (through Thursday) is $7. Parking: $3. 330-375-2550 or www.akronzoo.org.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 3900 Wildlife Way. Northern Trek includes bears, tigers and reindeer; Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building; RainForest with orangutans, otters and sloths. Penguin Shores, a seasonal traveling penguin exhibit, will run through mid-September. Admission: $12.25; $8.25 children 2 to 11. www.?clemetzoo.com.