Summer Safari

Aug 05

7 - 10 p.m.

Summer Safari Lion Head LogoSpend an adventurous evening at the Akron Zoo filled with fun entertainment, remarkable animals and good company!

Enjoy live music and entertainment, drinks and a tasting trail throughout the park while surrounded by wildlife. In addition, take part in an online auction for your chance to win exclusive zoo experiences, exciting area events and fantastic items provided by local supporters. 

Proceeds from the event benefit Akron Zoo's Animal Fund, directly supporting animal welfare, conservation action and education accessibility throughout Northeast Ohio. Summer Safari is a driving force that makes these initiatives possible. Your support helps the zoo continually foster a better world for wildlife.

Adults 21 & older only


  • General admission: $100
  • Patron: $250*

*Patron ticket holders will receive invitation to the Patron Party from 6 - 7 p.m.


Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

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If you would like to participate in Summer Safari as a donor, sponsor, volunteer or guest, please contact Caroline Lutz at 330-375-2550 ext. 7231 or

Guests in the zoo gardens during Summer Safari