The Conservation Carousel is currently closed as an added safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATE: The carousel, along with the train, will reopen on July 12!
Did you know you can take a wild ride at the Akron Zoo?
Ride one of 33 animals from around the world on our Conservation Carousel. Hop on a lady bug, penguin, giraffe, tiger or one of the many other one-of-a-kind, hand carved wooden wild animals. After riding, check out our map next to the Conservation Carousel and see where your animal lives in the wild.
- The price is $2 per rider and it is required for children under the height of 42 inches to have an adult (ages 18+) to stand next to the child on the carousel.
- Accompanying adult for children under the height of 42 inches is free.
View On Zoo Map
Other Items Available for Purchase
- Bonus cards ($20) – good for $26 worth of train rides, carousel rides and boma feed. They can also be purchased at ticket counter or boma.
- “It's a Wild World Live Animal Show” – $1 per ticket. Show times are 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. Wednesdays - Sundays in June-August. Show lasts approximately 20 minutes in Nature's Theater. Show tickets can also be purchased at ticket counter and granary. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 show is canceled.