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Wild Asia Grand Opening


Saturday, May 29
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wild Asia Grand Opening

Join us for the Grand Opening our newest habitat area, the Lehner Family Foundation Wild Asia. Visit Sumatran tigers, red pandas and white-cheeked gibbons in addition to the more than 250 other species who call the Akron Zoo home.

Throughout the day, enjoy live entertainment from Gum-Dip Theatre. Each act will feature the traditions of Karen, Burmese, Nepali, Mon and Hmong cultures. Learn the historical context and personal narrative for each presentation as we celebrate the local Asian American community.    

Plus, promotional giveaways available while supplies last. 

Tickets must be reserved online. No tickets will be available at the door. To avoid overcrowding, tickets are available via time ticketing. The time selected for your tickets is the time you must enter the park. Even Akron Zoo members must have tickets to enter the park. 

How to Reserve Your Grand Opening Tickets

How to Reserve Grand Opening Tickets

  1. To reserve your tickets, click the link below. 
  2. Click "Other Dates" and select May 29.
  3. Click "Other Times" and select your time frame. Your hour time slot is your time frame to enter the zoo. You're welcome to stay in the park as long as you'd like during our open hours.
    *If your desired time frame is not appearing, it is sold out. 
  4. Add the number of adults and children to your cart. 

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