It’s all happening at the Toronto Zoo – with free admission for children 12 and younger on weekends and school holidays.
The deal is good through Oct. 14 and fall is a “perfect time to visit,” said Jennifer Tracey, senior director, marketing, communications and partnerships.
This is an opportunity to see endangered giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao from China and learn about conservation, wildlife and the on-site extensive plant species, she added.
To mark the changing of the season, the zoo offers new “interactive and themed activities, educational programs, tours, keeper talks and enrichment programs with the animals.”
This includes fall foliage tours, photography sessions, information about preparing gardens for the winter and tundra trek tours.
These happen on Oct. 5 and 6, and Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 12-14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open year-round, except Christmas Day, the zoo has indoor pavilions and more than 5,000 animals including Arctic wolves, polar bears, orangutans and western lowland gorillas.
It’s also the last chance to see the three African elephants before they leave after Thanksgiving for a sanctuary in California.
The zoo is at Meadowvale Road and Highway 401 (Exit 389). Fall hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with last admission at 5 p.m.
Admission is $28, including tax, for ages13 to 64, and $23 for seniors, 65 plus. torontozoo.com.