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Why Visit The Akron Zoo?


Reasons To Visit The Akron Zoo

Create Lasting Memories

The Akron Zoo is a wonderful place to come nose-to-nose with wildlife from around the world, while spending time with family and friends. The zoo was designed to provide an up-close animal experience and is right sized for a 3 to 4 hour visit. Besides animals, the Akron Zoo is full of beautiful gardens and landscaping. If native plants interest you, then a trip to the zoo is for you.

There are many fun things to do at the zoo, including enjoying a carousel and train ride, plus the opportunity to feed the animals in the Farmland area. A full event schedule and special promotions means there is always something new and exciting happening at the Akron Zoo.

Accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Accredited By the Association of Zoo & Aquariums

The Akron Zoo is one of just 230 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Accredited zoos and aquariums account for only 10% of all licensed animal exhibitors. Accreditation means the zoo is operated in a professional manner with a focus on animal care and welfare, conservation education, sustainability and a quality guest experience. The Akron Zoo is inspected every five years by an AZA inspection team to make sure the zoo is meeting or exceeding the rigorous standards set by AZA.

Customer Service

The Akron Zoo cares about your experience and does its best to provide a positive guest experience for all our guests. The zoo is committed to quality service.

Here are what some of our guests have said about their visit to the Akron Zoo:

Akron Zoo Reviews

Trip Advisor

Visitors to the Akron Zoo have lots of great things to say! See a few of our favorite reviews below, plus plenty more on TripAdvisor.

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First time to visit Akron Zoo after 45 years. What a great zoo it’s become. Some very unusual exhibits. Everything displayed in very natural looking habitat. Even have Komodo dragons, snow leopard and upside-down jellyfish. Also enjoyed the lions, wolves, coyotes and otters. Grandson slid through the slide in otter exhibit. Even though zoo sits on a very hilly site, the walkway network is very easy to navigate even for visitors in wheelchairs. Vegetation is well maintained. Overall it was a great visit that took 2 hours to slowly cover the whole zoo. Parking is $3 and is very close to zoo entrance. The gift shop has lots of stuffed animals among other things.

Bob S - Keller, Texas
Visited May 2016

We really enjoyed this zoo. It is just the right size to walk comfortably. We have been to many zoos, and never been so close up to so many animals.

Diane SP - Michigan
Visited May 2016

What a blast we had, the kids enjoyed seeing all of the different animals at the Zoo and even got to feed a few of them in the petting zoo.

Sarah D - Northfield, OH
Visited May 2016