The Cincinnati Zoo may just be the hottest spot in town right now, thanks to sweet baby hippo Fiona and her captivating fight to continue to grow from her premature state. And although Fiona isn’t quite ready to say hello just yet, there are about a hundred thousand other reasons to visit the zoo this spring: Cincinnati Zoo Blooms!
In case you didn’t know, the complete name of this treasured Cincinnati attraction is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. That’s right, aside from the wide variety of animals, the zoo is a top-notch garden, one of the best in the Midwest (some would argue the country). Experts in horticulture tend to the tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and countless other plants that decorate the natural landscape of the zoo.
Spring is the prime time to view their handy work, as the flowers explode with color in April. From the moment you walk up to the zoo entrance, you will be mesmerized by the rainbow of color, literally everywhere you look. You’ll see more than 100,000 tulips, in every color imaginable:
Be ready for countless photo ops as you walk along the paths, with more beauty each time you turn the corner. You may even forget that there are also plenty of animals to visit, a train and a carousel to ride and opportunities to get up close and personal with farm animals, giraffes and others.
Zoo Blooms is at its peak, so be sure to plan a visit very soon! When you’re there and snap a stellar picture, share it with hash tags #ZooBlooms and #cincyzoopic for a chance to be featured! While you’re there, make sure to stop and see the new baby tigers in the Children’s Zoo and say hi to Fiona’s parents, hanging out in Hippo Cove.
For more info on Zoo Blooms and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, visit their website here.
A native Cincinnatian, Andrea has experienced life in all four corners of this city. After growing up on the west side, she headed north to attend Miami University, then moved east to Hyde Park and now lives in Northern Kentucky with her family.
When she’s not playing trains and doing the “hot dog dance” as a stay-at-home mom to her two toddlers, Andrea is busy writing for Cincinnati publications and brainstorming ideas for her next children’s book! With a newfound passion for fitness and overall health, she spends a lot of time at her family gym and loves to play outside.
Andrea worked in education for several years and has a special love for children’s literature. She loves showing her children all our city has to offer and enjoys sharing her finds with other parents. Her favorite spots include the Cincinnati Zoo (although she steers clear of the bird house), her local library and any playground.