The animal world has never been so close, and all it takes it a visit to Akron Zoo!
This popular Ohio zoo is where you can come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons.
Pretty exciting stuff indeed!
Throughout the zoo you'll find a number of exhibits that are filled with animals encounters, stories, and learning experiences, so it really will be a WILD day out!
Visit Legends Of The Wild and you can learn how the Jaguar got it's spots, or how the Andean condor carries the sun into the sky. At the Mike & Mary Grizzly Ridge, you can watch those adorable grizzly bears run, play and swim in their pool, marvel at red wolves and bald eagles, or watch the river otters play!
It's about those grand creatures in Tiger Valley, where lions, tigers, and primates roam proud. If you take a peak in the animal hospital nearby you might just see the vets caring for an animal too!
Kids can see penguins interacting with them at Penguin Point, or enjoy a real interactive experience at Farmland, where they can pet, feed and get right up close to domestic animals such as sheep, pigs, and even a resident barn owl!
If THAT wasn't enough, Akron Zoo also have a fun carousel to ride, train to enjoy, and play areas for the kids!
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$9.00. $5.00 parking
same as adult
$7 per person from November to March
When you arrive, check what shows, feeds or events are on across the day so you can plan your day around them!
You certainly won't be going hungry at the zoo! They have the Komodo Kingdom Cafe with full menu and snacks, as well as the seasonal Grasslands Cafe with treats, Dippin Dots for ice cream, and a 4-star Green Restaurant too!
Healthy Eating They have healthy, local and organic options in their many food outlet selections!
The Akron Zoo is located on Euclid Avenue near Edgewood.
The Akron Zoo Main Gift Shop is located inside the Barnhardt Family Welcome Center, and it's where you can pick up a host of items to commemorate your visit to the zoo, including toys, books, gifts, and clothing, and they also stock practical items such as sunscreen, umbrellas and sunglasses too
The pathways at Akron Zoo are ADA accessible. In addition, they have tried to make most exhibits easy to view from any vantage point.
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The Guest Comfort Station is a room available for guests to use for privacy and is located across from the Humboldt penguin exhibit. Equipped with furniture, the room is perfect for nursing mothers and guests who might need a moment of privacy.
11:00am-4:00pm every day
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