The zoo will be closing at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 for a holiday staff appreciation event. The last guests will be admitted at 2:30 p.m.

General Admission

Winter Season

Nov. 1 - March 31
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • General Admission: $9 
  • Members & Infants (under 2): FREE
  • Online: $3 per vehicle
  • On-Site: $5 per vehicle

Purchase winter general admission tickets

Guests may purchase tickets online in advance or at the ticket counter upon entry. 

Akron Zoo Members do not need to, and should not, reserve general admission tickets online in advance. You must bring your digital membership card and photo ID when visiting to gain entry. Members must still purchase special event tickets in advance to be admitted to special events such as Boo at the Zoo and Wild Lights.

Want to inquire about a donation from the Akron Zoo? Visit our Donation Request page to learn more.

Having issues getting your tickets? Please check our troubleshooting FAQs to solve the issue.

Birds Return

Over the next week, our birds will be returning to their outdoor habitats! Our vet and animal care teams have deemed the risk of exposure to avian influenza low enough for all of our bird species to return outside. However, the birds will be acclimating to the colder weather, so their return will be staggered in order to give them time to adjust. As spring bird migration nears, we will continue to monitor data on this strain and are prepared to reinstate all safety precautions if cases begin to rise again. The health and welfare of our birds is our top priority, and we appreciate your patience during this time!