The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is proud to partner with Travelodge Hotels’ ZOOcation!

The AZA is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are at a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for the animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

And, by staying at a Travelodge hotel this summer, you can obtain a discount good for a free child admission (with paid adult admission) at a participating AZA member zoo.

Family Events

Join Travelodge for a “beary” special day of fun and activities as we host The Great Sleepy Bear Swap at zoos across the country. During the swap, the first 100 children who bring in a used stuffed animal for donation will, in exchange, receive free zoo admission and a brand-new Sleepy Bear teddy bear.

The previously loved stuffed animals will be donated to two deserving organizations: Stuffed Animals For Emergencies (SAFE), whose mission it is to provide toys to organizations serving to children in traumatic situations, and 11th Hour Rescue, which works save pets from euthanasia by placing them in foster and permanent homes.

As friends of Travelodge’s official black bear mascot Sleepy Bear, the bears at the zoo are excited to host all of Travelodge’s friends and treat them to special bear-focused activities and educational sessions. Also, Sleepy Bear will be on hand to welcome everyone to the festivities.

Mark your calendars and join us for the fun!
August 18th
Fun starts at 10AM
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Nearest Travelodge

September 8th
Fun starts at 10AM
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Nearest Travelodge

September 15th
Fun starts at 10AM
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nearest Travelodge

October 6th
Fun starts at 9:30 AM
ZOO Miami
12400 Southwest 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177
Nearest Travelodge

October 13th
Fun starts at 10AM
San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA. 94132
Nearest Travelodge
Of course you can stay close to the zoo at your nearest Travelodge! Book in advance or stay two nights with us, and you can save 15 percent!
See you there!

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See our interactive map and find a Travelodge—and local zoo you can visit. There’s no vacation like a ZOOcation, so great ready to go wild!
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Travelodge is proud to support bear conservation efforts and deepen understanding of animal behavior through donations to the American Zoo Association.
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Message from Travelodge

With 340 locations all around the US, a location next to an adventure is never far away. And our Ambassador of Adventure, Sleepy Bear is happy to offer all guests free Bear Bites Breakfast, free high speed internet, and the ability to earn loyalty points through the world’s largest hotel loyalty program Wyndham Rewards®*. Travelodge is proud to support black bear conservation through our partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
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*As measured by the number of participating hotels.