Stuffed animals - tiger, tortoise, snow leopard, bear, red panda

The Akron Zoo Gift Shop, located inside the Barnhardt Family Welcome Center, carries a wide range of items to commemorate your visit to the zoo!

Something for Everyone

With a wide variety of plush animals, clothing, jewelry, toys and other items, you’re sure to find a great souvenir or gift for everyone in your family or group! We also stock practical items to make your visit more enjoyable, including sunscreen, umbrellas and sunglasses.

Your Purchases Matter

When you make a purchase at the Akron Zoo Gift Shop, you are helping to provide support for animal care, education and conservation, both in our park and around the world. It is because of you that we are able to further the zoo’s mission. Thank You!

Questions? Our friendly gift shop staff are available during zoo hours to answer your questions at 330-375-2550 ext. 7210.

Pop-Up Shops

Do you make or sell products? Looking for a fun venue to sell your wares? The Akron Zoo would like to invite you to apply to be a pop-up shop during our many special events throughout the year!

*All dates for our 2024 Pop-Up Shops are sold out. If you are interested in being an alternate, please contact Eric Nauth at

Come see our unique and creative Pop-Up shops on the dates below: 

  • February 10 - Owl Be Your Valentine
  • April 8 - Total Eclipse of the Zoo
  • April 13 - Pints 'n Pollinators
  • May 4 - May the Fourth Be With You
  • May 11 - Roars and Pours 
  • June 8 - Brew at the Zoo: Island Theme 
  • June 22 - Multicultural Day
  • July 11 - Day Only
  • July 13 - Tequila 'n Tigers
  • July 20 - Princess and Pirate Day
  • July 27 - Chillin' at the Zoo
  • August 24 - Heroes and Villains Unite
  • September 14 - Bourbon 'n Bears
  • September 21 - Brick-Tastic Weekend Day 1
  • September 22 - Brick-Tastic Weekend Day 2
  • September 28 - Wild About Grizzlies
  • October 5 - Brew at the Zoo
  • November 9 - Lagers 'n Leopards 

The booth fee is $125 and includes a tent, 1-8' table and two chairs. 


Nov. 16

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to sell your wares? Each year, the Akron Zoo hosts Shop-A-Holidays, a fun holiday shopping event located inside Komodo Kingdom. Apply today to be a vendor and secure your spot!

Vendor Application Form