Akron Zoo and Akron-Canton Airport launch new partnership


The Akron Zoo and Akron-Canton Airport are launching a new partnership, which includes two zoo-themed installations inside the airport. 

The first wall is a two-story, 18-foot-high wall located next to the escalators leading to the airport gates. The wall features three different biomes – the ocean, savannah and rainforest – and the Akron Zoo animals native to those regions. The artwork includes three-dimensional plants and animals and video of Akron Zoo animals. 

The second wall to greet travelers features the zoo’s Humboldt penguins. The multi-media display includes visuals of the penguin habitat, penguins, educational information and a video of the zoo’s actual penguins. This wall greets visitors as they exit TSA security.

“The Akron-Canton Airport is such a strong asset to our community,” said Doug Piekarz, president & CEO at the Akron Zoo. “We are thrilled to represent the Akron Zoo not once, but twice with our installations at our world-class airport.”

“As we form this partnership with the Akron Zoo, we believe it is a perfect fit for our ongoing efforts to create an exceptional guest experience at CAK, while curating a sense of place,” said Ren Camacho, president & CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport. “We are delighted to share an important cultural attraction of our community with travelers, inspiring adventure around the Akron-Canton region.”