Room to Play
Play is an important part of learning and we take learning seriously here at the Akron Zoo. Check out these play spaces during your visit.
Located in the Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge at the North American river otter exhibit, this slide gives everyone the opportunity to slide through the water with a river otter without ever getting wet. Climb 33 steps up to find a breathtaking view of downtown Akron. Then enter into the clear acrylic tube as you slide 24 feet through the river otter exhibit.
- For your safety, please follow all of the posted slide rules.
- The otter slide will be closed during snow season, call to find out if the slide will be open on the day of your visit.
It’s fun to pretend. In this area, children can pretend to be a shop keeper or a pioneer in a prairie cabin. This area is “right-sized” for children and is a great place for adults to rest while children use their imagination in our little Frontier Town.