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After Hours Parties


Plan Your After Hours Party

After Hours PartiesCome experience the wonder of the Akron Zoo in the evening after it closes to the public. After hours parties offer a private and unique experience while the animals are most active.

Komodo Kingdom: $1,250

Enjoy all of Komodo Kingdom for your group. Rental fee includes 75 guests with private access to our Komodo dragon, Galapagos tortoises, rainforest and Curious Creatures. 

Half Zoo Rental: $2,000

Choose one of two areas of the zoo to rent for your party! Packages includes animals in selected areas in their habitats, plus admission and parking for 125 guests. Available May - September from 6 - 9 p.m.

Available Areas

  • Upper Zoo: Pride of Africa, Grizzly Ridge, Wild Asia
  • Lower Zoo: Legends of the Wild, Komodo Kingdom, Wild Asia

Full Zoo Rental: $4,000

Rent the entire zoo just for your event! The package includes animals on habitat, admission and parking for 200 guests and use of our covered picnic areas. Available May - September from 6 - 9 p.m.


  • $200 per hour - Carousel rides
  • $200 per hour - Train rides
  • $55 - Animal encounter (per animal)
  • $900 - Exclusive use of Photo Booth
  • $50 - Gift Shop to be open for event 

Nonprofit organizations will receive a 10% discount off. Discounts do not apply to admission fees or extras.

Minimum 60 day advanced booking required. To book your party, contact our Group Rental department at GroupRentals@akronzoo.org or 330-375-2550 ext. 7384.