Please note that the Akron Zoo may photograph or film visitors for educational or promotional use. As a guest on grounds, you are granting the zoo permission for use of these videos and images.
All images and videos taken by guests, patrons and volunteers are allowed free of charge, so long as the images are used for personal and non-commercial purposes. The Akron Zoo maintains the right to approach photographers/videographers about their work. If appropriate permissions have not been granted, you may be asked to return your camera and equipment to your car before enjoying the rest of your visit.
Photos may only be taken in public areas in the zoo. Packages above do not include behind-the-scenes access for any photographers or models. Behind-the-scenes photography is strictly prohibited without express written consent from our media relations representative prior to your zoo visit.
If you wish to inquire about media for publication use, or if you have a commercial request whose needs are not met by any of the above policies (media, vlogger, location filming, etc.), please submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing:
- The use of the photos and videos you will be taking (television, social media, etc.)
- Why you would like to feature the zoo
- A summary of your publication/organization/business
- A request for spaces you wish to have blocked off (including start and end times)
- The number of people you anticipate having in your party
- Preferred dates
Based on this information, we will be able to build you a specifically tailored package and confirm all costs associated with your request before approval. Please note that these requests may take several days to process, so please be sure to submit your request a minimum of 30 days prior to your anticipated photography date.