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Packaged Tours


Boy looking at penguins

At the Akron Zoo, you’ll get nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including African lions, Komodo dragons, Humboldt penguins, snow leopards and more! Located in West Akron, Ohio with a beautiful view of downtown, the Akron Zoo is a staple in the Akron community.

The Akron Zoo opened in May 1953 and has grown from a menagerie of Mother Goose themes to a zoo committed to protecting wildlife and our planet. One of 237 facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Akron Zoo is dedicated to connecting our visitors with wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action.

The Akron Zoo welcomes motorcoach travelers to visit the Akron Zoo for a discounted rate. Home to amazing animals from around the world, we are the perfect destination to add on to your tour of Northeast Ohio, with a number of renowned cultural attractions, a thriving craft brewery and farm-to-table industry and a national park located nearby.

2019-2020 Rates

Adult – $9
Senior (ages 62 and older) – $8
Student/Child (ages 2-14) – $6

Wild Lights

Welcome Center decorated for Wild Lights

Experience the wildest lighting display in town! From the end of November through December, the Akron Zoo is decked out in spectacular holiday lights from 5 – 9 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit as you walk through the dazzling lights, get up-close to animals and more!

Extend your stay by visiting Deck the Halls at Stan Hywet Halls and Gardens or Castle Noel to get the ultimate holiday experience!

Wild Lights Rates

Adult – $10
Senior (ages 62 and older) – $9
Student/Child (ages 2-14) – $6

Booking Details

Booking Policy: All bookings must be made at least two (2) weeks prior to scheduled visit. A minimum of fifteen (15) guests is required to receive the discounted rate. Parking is free but available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 330-375-2550 ext. 7200 for additional details.

Rates include access to the Akron Zoo and onsite parking. Conveniently located to I-77 and I-76, enhance your experience by inquiring about our onsite food service options and unique animal experiences.

Final payment required one week in advance.

Final numbers must be submitted at time of payment.

 To book your packaged tour today, please call 330-375-2550 ext. 7200.