Zoos in AKRON with kids

It’s animal time in Akron, Ohio and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Akron because this The Buckeye State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

Showing results 1 - 35 of 60

Filter by: Zoos
Show all
  • Akron Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (1 miles) Akron

    When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun ...

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (27 miles) Cleveland

    One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.

  • Noahs Lost Ark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (28 miles) Berlin Center

    A beautiful sanctuary that offers a save haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals, where all admissions go directly to helping these beautiful creatures!

  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (30 miles) Cleveland

    Kids can get up close to the creatures of the ocean at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and learn about all the wonderful creatures, including sharks!

  • Wagon Trails Animal Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (46 miles) Vienna

    Feed over 350 animals at this Ohio animal park!. Camels, zebra, bison, water buffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari!

  • African Safari Wildlife Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (75 miles) Port Clinton

    Head to Africa for the day at African Safari Wildlife Park! Over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve will give you a fun and educational day out in Ohio!

  • Good Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (81 miles) County Wheeling

    Visitors of all ages will find something pleasing at our zoo which is dedicated to the memory of a seven-year-old boy named Philip Mayer Good, who loved nature. Come visit our new Outback Exhibit, ...

  • National Aviary

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (90 miles) Pittsburgh

    Houses a diverse collection comprising more than 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

  • Check out other fun things to do below...

  • Romp n Stomp Activity Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (11 miles) Medina

    The limited open play sessions are worth waiting for with a great range of inflatable fun and special family nights at this fun activity center!

  • Swings and Things Family Fun Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (30 miles) Olmsted Township

    An amazing year-round experience with two floors of games and prizes and attractions for everyone, with skeeball, bumper boats and an ice cream parlor!

  • Kidsplay Indoor Fun

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (38 miles) Avon Lake

    Indoor Play for children ages 0-6, in Avon Lake, OH. A great option for parents looking for a safe, exciting, indoor, parent-friendly option with their young children!

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (15 miles) Brecksville

    The winding Cuyahoga the "crooked river" as named by American Indians gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is a refuge for flora and fauna, gives a sense of times ...

  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (28 miles) Cleveland

    A beautiful nature filled experience for the whole family! Nature trails, programs and walks...a beautiful family day out in the Ohio woodlands and forests!

  • Pymatuning State Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (61 miles) Jamestown

    All manner of boating and fishing options on the lake, plus beaches for swimming in summer and a feast of activities for winter.

  • Ohio Bird Santuary

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (64 miles) Mansfield

    Children who visit the Ohio Bird Sanctuary will see many of Ohio's native birds. Non-releasable hawks, owls, falcons, songbirds and game-birds are house on site. In the aviary, children and adults ...

  • Dillon State Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (79 miles) Nashport

    Features here include a 1,360-foot swimming beach and separate wading pool, plus disc golf and archery range.

  • Waterworks Family Aquatic Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (5 miles) Cuyahoga Falls

    Cool off in Ohio with flume slides, water sprays, tube slides and a lazy river...just to name a few! Great waterpark fun for kids.

  • Wildwater Kingdom

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (20 miles) Aurora

    Water fun galore in Aurora, with slides, thrills, kiddie activities, lessons and lots of family fun!

  • Baylor Beach Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (28 miles) Navarre

    Nature's waterpark with tube slides, paddleboats, and water fun, as well as mini golf, and sports! Great family fun in Ohio!

  • Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (41 miles) Chardon

    Family fun in Ohio, split into Water Fun Land, Kidsland and Sportsland, offering between them great entertainment to keep the kids happy, from six story high water slides to paddle boats, mini golf ...

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (62 miles) Sandusky

    Experience the LARGEST indoor waterpark in the USA at Kalaharis in Ohio! Outdoor activities seasonally.

  • Cedar Points Soak City

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (67 miles) Sandusky

    Water fun galore in Cedar Point with thrills, spills, slides and rivers - perfect for the whole family in Ohio!

  • Monsoon Lagoon

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (74 miles) N Port Clinton

    A fun water adventure with go-karts and crazy golf!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Columbus

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (87 miles) Newark

    Gather your family and friends and come experience one of Ohio's Newest Indoor Water Parks. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park ...

  • Castle Halloween Museum

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (85 miles) Benwood

    Castle Halloween Museum— where it is Halloween every day of the year! Halloween eye candy and social history for the entire family. Tour 250 years of Halloween memorabilia— costumes, fortune ...

  • Fiddlesticks Family Concerts

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (91 miles) Allegheny

    Saturday morning concerts with the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra that will introduce your kids to the beautiful sounds of classical music!

  • Sluggers and Putters

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (14 miles) Canal Fulton

    Bumping dodgem cars, fun bumper boats and a thunder road speedway for some motoring fun, as well as mini golf, a driving range and 'Olde Skool' vintage crazy golf! That's not even everything!

  • Rockin Robins Amazone Family Entertainment Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (15 miles) Medina

    2 indoor playgrounds, laser tag arena, arcades and more!

  • Memphis Kiddie Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (28 miles) Brooklyn

    Fun amusement rides for children, as well as a fun arcade, and miniature golf course in Ohio!

  • Bay Lanes

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (35 miles) Bay Village

    Classic family tenpin bowling in Ohio with gutter guards and light balls to help the kids along, plus cosmic lights, great music and even karaoke!

  • Lake Farmpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (36 miles) Kirtland

    An incredibly fun and family friendly science and cultural center which teaches kids all about agriculture, country life and farming! (and there's animals!)

  • PPMS Speedway

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (80 miles) Imperial

    Visit Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for all kinds of family entertainment Every Sat April - October! Affordable Family Fun Great food Stock Cars Monster Trucks Sprint Cars FREE PARKING

  • Cedar Point

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (67 miles) Sandusky

    Over 75 awesome rides featuring the world's biggest coaster collection, including Maverick and Millennium Force. Plus family rides and kiddie thrills aplenty too!

  • Conneaut Lake Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (73 miles) Conneaut Lake

    Traditional fairground in with a wonderful family vibe, boasting roller coasters through pony rides, located on the largest natural glacier lake in Pennsylvania!

  • Faith Ranch Riding Stables

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (56 miles) Jewett

    A non denominational Christian Ranch Camp offering trail rides, riding lessons, camping, and lush surorunds for hiking and family exploration.