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.




Did you know Black Bears…

  • Are also brown, cinnamon-colored, blue-black and even rarely white!
  • Can smell food more than a mile away
  • Hear better than humans


  • Use their sensitive lips to feel things the way we use fingers
  • Can run 35 miles per hour—as fast as a horse
  • Climb trees fast to escape danger, find food, and sleep. One of the first things mother bears teach cubs is how to climb trees quickly
  • Love to swim
  • Stand up, roll around, and wrestle when they play
  • Don’t hibernate, but go into a deep sleep all winter. Their heart rate drops from 55 beats per minute to only 9!
  • Are very smart, curious, shy, and easily scared
  • Raid beehives not for honey, but to eat bees and bee larvae
  • Are born about the size of a guinea pig, blind, helpless, and almost hairless
  • Males grow to be 6 feet long and 650 pounds
  • Many forest habitats are disappearing where black bears find plants, fruit, and nuts they need to survive
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WANT TO TAKE A VACATION?
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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BLACK BEAR CONSERVATION
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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JUST FOR KIDS
Help protect the places where wildlife lives and learn about animals all around the world. Download and print out some cool wildlife facts, fun games and activities to take with you on your trip to the zoo!
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CURRENT EVENTS
Check out some of our upcoming events at zoos all around the country!
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Travelodge Perks!

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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.