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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.

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 for 75 guests. Available May - September from 6 - 9 p.m.

Komodo Kingdom: $1,000

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. 

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 6 - 9 p.m.

Enjoy a piece of the zoo for your group: $1,000

Reserve an area (listed below) for your next event! The package includes admission and parking for 75 guests with animals in that area on habitat. Available May - September from 6 - 9 p.m.

Available Areas

  • Landon & Cynthia Knight Pride of Africa
  • Lehner Family Foundation Wild Asia (opening May 29)
  • Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge
  • Legends of the Wild

 Additional Admission: $8 per person 


  • $200 per hour - Carousel & 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.