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Virtual Animal Experiences


Virtual Animal Experiences

Virtual Animal Experiences are unavailable through the end of 2022. We are not booking 2023 dates at this time.

Do you want to have some fun and learn more about animals? We have many opportunities to fit your needs.  

The Meeting Crasher

Let us surprise your group with one of our ambassador animals when we crash your virtual meeting for 10-15 minutes. 

Price: $45

Choose the animal you would like to see for only an additional $15. (Options available during booking process.)

Paint Party

Enjoy a fun, 20-minute painting session with one of our amazing Ambassador Animals. You get to choose the colors and your painting will be mailed to you!  

Price: $65

Beastly Banquet

Who is coming to lunch? Let us surprise you with one of our Animal Ambassadors for a fun 15-20-minute lunch, and learn some cool animal facts. 

Price: $45

Choose the animal you would like to be your lunch companion for only an additional $15. (Options available during booking process.)

All funds go to support the care of the animals at the Akron Zoo.

Your one-of-a-kind virtual animal get-together can be connected via one of the following:

  1. FaceTime
  2. GoToMeeting
  3. Zoom

Available from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.

Once you submit your request, a zoo representative will contact you within 72 hours to set up your experience.

 To request a virtual animal experience, please contact the Education Department or fill out the form below.


Other Ways You Can Help

We know supporting animals and conservation education is important to you, so there are several ways you can contribute to your Akron Zoo during this difficult time when the zoo is not able to welcome guests and earn revenue. Donations will go towards the care of our animals.

  1. Take care of yourself and your family by following the precautions set forth by the CDC. Without you there is no Akron Zoo.

  2. Donate directly to the zoo to support our mission to inspire lifelong learning and conservation action, while providing the highest quality care for over 1,000 amazing animals.

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  3. Become a member now.

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  4. Purchase an Akron Zoo gift card, which does not expire.

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