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Hours & Admission


The Akron Zoo is now open!

The Akron Zoo will be observing adjusted hours and our winter admission rates for the year, rather than following our summer/winter seasons.

2020 Hours

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 - 10 a.m. are special visiting times for guests who may be vulnerable to COVID-19. 

Tickets must be purchased 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. Member tickets are available online.

Please pay attention to the date and time you are purchasing. No rescheduling of times or dates is available. 

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  • The Akron Zoo will only be open for Howl-O-Ween Celebration on Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31. General admission tickets will NOT be available on those days. 
  • The zoo will only be open for Wild Lights on Nov. 27-29, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-23 & 26-30. The zoo will NOT be open during the day and general admission will NOT be available on those days. 

Winter Season

November – March*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

General Admission

  • Per person: $8.00
  • Akron Zoo Members: FREE
  • Non-member parking: $3.00 

The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Summer Season

Zoo EntranceApril – October
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily*


  • Adults: $13.00
  • Senior Citizens (62 & older): $11.00
  • Children (ages 2-14): $10.00
  • Akron Zoo Members: FREE
  • Non-member parking: $3.00

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Field Trips
Zoo Map
All group tickets must be booked in advance. Day-of group rates are not available. Field trips are not available for Boo at the Zoo and Wild Lights. 

Picnic areas are available on a first-come basis. Learn more about reserving a picnic area.