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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.

Masks/face coverings are required for all guests 10 years and older while visiting the zoo.

Lehner Family Zoo Gardens: $1,000

Great for cocktail parties! This package includes access to the beautiful Lehner Family Zoo Gardens, Nature's View and parking. Available May - September from 5 - 8 p.m.

Komodo Kingdom: $2,500

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to rent Komodo Kingdom for events. Please check back at a later date for availability.

Owl Package: $3,700

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 5 - 8 p.m.

New Experience! Pride of Africa: $750

Rent Landon & Cynthia Knight Pride of Africa for your next event! The package includes admission and parking for 50 guests with the lions, gazelle, storks and guinea fowl on habitat. Available May - September from 5 - 8 p.m.


  • $200 per hour - Carousel & train rides
  • $50 - Animal encounter

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.