Akron Zoo

Akron Zoo At your Akron Zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 1,000 animals from around the world!
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02/20/2024

Lulu is doing her best to save red pandas from extinction! How, you ask? By booping the camera and being completely adorable, she raises awareness for her native counterparts.

Red pandas are endangered, with their number continuing to decline due to habitat loss, human conflict and illegal hunting. Their numbers have decreased by 50% in the last 2 decades, and are expected to continue to decline.

The Akron Zoo supports Red Panda Network, a field conservation organization working to solve the issues red pandas face in their native habitat.

The Akron Zoo will be closing at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, February 21.We appreciate your understanding!
02/20/2024

The Akron Zoo will be closing at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, February 21.

We appreciate your understanding!

We're now accepting applications for pop-up vendors for this year! If you own a small business and are looking to sell y...
02/19/2024

We're now accepting applications for pop-up vendors for this year! If you own a small business and are looking to sell your products at the zoo, apply now to set up a booth during one of our special event days.

Limited number of spaces and dates are available, so apply now: https://www.akronzoo.org/gift-shop

Celebrate Presidents' Day, tomorrow February 19, at your Akron Zoo! All guests will receive FREE admission for the day.E...
02/18/2024

Celebrate Presidents' Day, tomorrow February 19, at your Akron Zoo! All guests will receive FREE admission for the day.

Enjoy your day off with your favorite animals. Plus, the Summit County Historical Society will be here inside Komodo Kingdom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

02/17/2024

Akron Zoo members enjoy more opportunities to see otterly adorable faces, like Stratton! Become an Akron zoo member today: https://www.akronzoo.org/membership

Members also enjoy unlimited admission to the zoo for an entire year, free parking, discounts in our gift shop and discounted admission to more than 150 zoos across the country.

📸: Keeper Kaitlyn

At your Akron Zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 1,000 animals from around the world!

Tickets are now available for our popular event, Egg-Stra Wild Egg Hunt, on March 16-17, 23-24 and 30 from 9:30 - 11 a.m...
02/16/2024

Tickets are now available for our popular event, Egg-Stra Wild Egg Hunt, on March 16-17, 23-24 and 30 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. This event does sell out, so get your tickets now: https://www.akronzoo.org/egg-stra-wild-egg-hunt

During the event, kids can explore parts of the zoo for eggs and receive a goody bag full of treats! Enjoy crafts and photos with the bunny!

All Egg Hunt tickets include admission to the zoo after the event.

02/16/2024

A few months ago our Humboldt penguin, Mouse, was taken to Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital- Cleveland East where they performed an in-depth ultrasound on her heart. It was discovered that she has a heart disease.

Since then, our veterinary staff has been closely monitoring her eating habits and overall day-to-day routine. With the help of her medications, Mouse has shown no signs of recurring heart failure.

While there is still a long journey ahead, we are encouraged by Mouse’s progress!

02/15/2024

Go on an adventure with our Galapagos tortoises, Boxie and Pagos! Join us this weekend for our Toroise Trot on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in our Komodo Kingdom building.

Enjoy a keeper talk and then we'll let Boxie and Pagos take a stroll through the building while guests cheer them on.

Tortoise Trot is included with general admission. Get your tickets for the day now to save: https://www.akronzoo.org/tickets

Tickets are selling fast for our Veterinary Career Days! If you're a high school or college student who is interested in...
02/15/2024

Tickets are selling fast for our Veterinary Career Days! If you're a high school or college student who is interested in working in the veterinary field, then this is for you.

Join our vet staff as we explore different aspects of animal health care and investigate the requirements for consideration in veterinary school. You'll also get nose to nose with a few of our zoo's residents!

Purchase tickets at https://www.akronzoo.org/veterinary-career-days

02/14/2024

Noel knows he’s a handsome fella and could never pass up the opportunity to give his keepers a “kiss!”

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💝

Tickets are now on sale for our new adult event, Pints 'n Pollinators, on Saturday, April 13 from 7 - 10 p.m. Buy your t...
02/13/2024

Tickets are now on sale for our new adult event, Pints 'n Pollinators, on Saturday, April 13 from 7 - 10 p.m. Buy your tickets by April 5 to save: https://www.akronzoo.org/pints-n-pollinators

Pints 'n Pollinators combines our popular Brew at the Zoo event with our brand-new event, Wildlife Illuminated. Sample beers and wines from local breweries and wineries, listen to keeper talks and meet some of our animal ambassadors.

Pints 'n Pollinators is a 21 and older only event, including designated drivers. Infants and children will not be admitted.

02/12/2024

Does anyone else's toddler destroy things at your home?

When we opened Wild Asia in 2021, our animal care team did several assessments in the gibbon habitat to ensure everything was "gibbon proof." However, Lolani said "challenge accepted!"

The 2-year-old gibbon scaled the pole to the 30-foot ceiling and reached as far as she could to pull out the fire sprinkler. She then dropped everything, to mom Parker's suprise down below!

*No gibbon was injured in the making of these shenanagins. All new sprinklers have since been installed in the gibbon habitat.

Your Akron Zoo is FREE for all guests on Monday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Presidents' Day. https://www.akronzoo...
02/12/2024

Your Akron Zoo is FREE for all guests on Monday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Presidents' Day. https://www.akronzoo.org/presidents-day

Enjoy a day at the zoo on us, visiting with your favorite animals, plus Summit County Historical Society will be onsite through 3 p.m.

02/11/2024

We heard there’s a big sporting event going on tonight? The chinchillas wanted in on the action so we set up an obstacle course in their enrichment room complete with a halftime show!

Win or lose, we just hope everyone has fun!

📸: Education Leah

02/11/2024

Just some boys and their sticks!

You can view our grizzly bears and red wolves - like bear Jackson and wolf Sentinel - live from the comfort of your own home through zoolife. You can control the camera and explore the habitat. Learn more at https://www.akronzoo.org/zoolife.

02/10/2024

Back by popular demand, our Tortoise Trot is returning on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in our Komodo Kingdom building.

Join us for a keeper talk and then we'll let Galapagos tortoises, Boxie and Pagos, take a stroll through the building while guests cheer them on.

Get your admission tickets for the day now to save: https://www.akronzoo.org/tickets

Find your inner lion by applying to work at the Akron Zoo! We are currently hiring for our 2024 busy season. Apply now: ...
02/09/2024

Find your inner lion by applying to work at the Akron Zoo! We are currently hiring for our 2024 busy season. Apply now: https://www.akronzoo.org/seasonal-jobs

Positions are available on our food service and guest experiences teams for our 2024 busy season, which runs April 1 - Dec. 31. Employees receive discounts, flexible schedules and the chance to make a real-world difference.

You must be 16 years years or older. The Akron Zoo is an EOE and drug-free workplace.

Wine and Paint is only one week away and there are still a few tickets left! Enjoy a colorful night of crane-themed pain...
02/09/2024

Wine and Paint is only one week away and there are still a few tickets left! Enjoy a colorful night of crane-themed painting led by an instructor. Tickets include one drink, appetizers and your very own masterpiece to take home!

https://www.akronzoo.org/wine-and-paint

No experience necessary and all materials are provided. Additional drinks are available for purchase by card only.

02/08/2024

We asked red panda Lulu to predict who she thought was going to win Super Bowl LVIII, The Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers?

After careful dilberation, Lulu declared that the Chiefs are taking home the win this weekend!

Owl Be Your Valentine is this Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 💕 Visit the zoo and watch as some of our anima...
02/08/2024

Owl Be Your Valentine is this Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 💕 Visit the zoo and watch as some of our animal sweethearts enjoy guest-decorated Valentine's Day enrichment. Guests will also enjoy keeper talks and holiday-themed crafts!

You can find the agenda for Owl Be Your Valentine here: https://www.akronzoo.org/owl-be-your-valentine

Normal admission rates apply for this event.

Registration for the Akron Zoo's Spring Break Camp is now open! This week-long program takes place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ...
02/07/2024

Registration for the Akron Zoo's Spring Break Camp is now open! This week-long program takes place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is available for children ages 6 to 12 years old.

https://www.akronzoo.org/zoocamp-2024

Campers will enjoy crafts, games, animal encounters and more as they tour the zoo while forming lifelong connections to the natural world! Our theme this year is Migration Mysteries! Learn all about the Migrating Masters at your Akron Zoo.

📅: March 25-29 or April 1-5

02/07/2024

Galapagos tortoise, Pagos, received a special treat for National Read Aloud Day - storytime! She really enjoyed hearing the story of her fellow Akron Zoo animals preparing for nighttime.

You can get your own copy of the Akron Zoo's children bedtime story, Nighty Night Akron Zoo, in our gift shop!

We are now accepting applications for vendors for our holiday shopping event, Shop-a-Holidays! This year the event will ...
02/06/2024

We are now accepting applications for vendors for our holiday shopping event, Shop-a-Holidays! This year the event will be taking place on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Artists, small businesses and other family friendly vendors are encouraged to apply now: https://www.akronzoo.org/shop-a-holidays

02/05/2024

Singles Awareness Day is approaching on Feb. 15, so get that special someone - YOU - an awesome gift with a Jaguar Care for Critter package! Limited quantities available, so don't wait: https://www.akronzoo.org/care-for-a-critter

Jaguars are solitary animals, so Milan doesn't have to share her tacos!
She is a strong, independent jaguar who prefers having the habitat all to herself!

You can help support Milan through this special package - each Care for a Critter package provides our animals with food, enrichment items and habitat maintenance. You'll receive a special jaguar plush, photo of Milan and jaguar fact sheet.

We guess you can get this limited-time Care for a Critter for your valentine as well!

It's the final week to enjoy the Akron Children's Museum Mini Monster Course at the Akron Zoo, now through Friday, Feb. ...
02/04/2024

It's the final week to enjoy the Akron Children's Museum Mini Monster Course at the Akron Zoo, now through Friday, Feb. 9! Do not miss out on the fun! https://www.akronzoo.org/mini-monster-course

This child-friendly indoor obstacle course includes a tunnel, balance beam, stair steps and stepping stones, and offers a hands-on approach to exploration, learning and fun.

During this partnership, Akron Zoo members and Akron Children's Museum members will receive free general admission at the Akron Zoo. In addition, they will also receive BOGO admission to the Akron Children's Museum!

Mini Monster Course is included in the price of general admission and is presented by Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Our snowy owlets are flying the nest! Over the next couple months, each owlet will be moving to a new home, with Flurry ...
02/03/2024

Our snowy owlets are flying the nest! Over the next couple months, each owlet will be moving to a new home, with Flurry and Stratus leaving in mid-February. Make sure to come and say goodbye!

Each owl will be moving based on breeding recommendations from the Snowy Owl Species Survival Plan (SSP) and hopefully they will one day have owlets of their own. Snowy owls are currently listed as vulnerable to extinction.

With the owlets leaving the nest, this allows us to have another breeding recommendation for parents, Frost and Cirrus!

Visit the Akron Zoo on Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for Owl Be Your Valentine! 💕 Watch as some of our ani...
02/03/2024

Visit the Akron Zoo on Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for Owl Be Your Valentine! 💕 Watch as some of our animal sweethearts enjoy their guest-decorated Valentine's Day enrichment. Guests will also enjoy keeper talks and holiday-themed crafts!

Normal admission rates apply for this event. See the day's agenda here: https://www.akronzoo.org/owl-be-your-valentine

We are now accepting applications for our 2024 Teen Volunteer Program! Teens, ages 14-18 who are entering grades 9-12 du...
02/02/2024

We are now accepting applications for our 2024 Teen Volunteer Program! Teens, ages 14-18 who are entering grades 9-12 during the 2024-2025 school year, who love animals, nature, people and conservation are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 15: https://www.akronzoo.org/teen-volunteers

A Jr. Interpreter is friendly, enthusiastic and dependable. It is necessary that teens are outgoing in order to engage our guests, sharing information regarding our animals, our conservation efforts and what they can do at home.

Jr. Interpreters are important to the Akron Zoo as they aid and support in the areas of education and conservation through active participation in on-grounds activities, programming and special events.

No formal training or education needed, so apply today!

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500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, OH
44307

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Monday 11am - 4pm
Tuesday 11am - 4pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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