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Zoorific Career Days


Do you have a fifth through twelfth grade class, club or organization that is interested in a career working with animals in a zoo setting? The Akron Zoo can help those students explore career opportunities by spending time with zoo professionals in the field of animal care, education and animal training. Programs are designed for classes/groups of 15 – 30 students and are available Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 31st – June 2nd. Pricing starts at $35 per student and adult with two adults receiving a discounted rate of $15.

Akron Zoo Career Days

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Guest speakers
  • Behind-the-scenes tour
  • Animal training demonstration
  • Animal encounters
  • Animal feedings

Please note: The Akron Zoo does not offer job shadowing. Thank you.

To get more information or to book a Zoorific Career Day program, please fill out the form below. Programs must be booked one month in advance and a $55 non-refundable deposit is due two weeks before the program date.

Zoorific Career Days Request

* = required field
School/Organization Name *
School District (if applicable)
Grade(s) *
Contact Name *
Primary Email *
Primary Phone Number *
School/Organization Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
County *
Date - 1st Choice *
Date - 2nd Choice *
Number of Students *
Number of Adults *
Number of Buses/Vehicles *

 For information or questions, please contact Deb Brady at (330) 375-2550 ext 7213 or email d.brady@akronzoo.org.