Akron Zoo welcomes more than 1 million visitors per year who come to see approximately 700 animals from more than 90 species in six recreated regions of the world. Meet the zoo's lions, tigers, sloth bears, and red pandas at the tiger valley, and get close to endangered Humboldt penguins. See leopards, jaguars, and lemurs in their habitat, which includes a 7.5 m (25 ft) waterfall. Numerous bats also inhabit the wilderness, while the indoor exhibit features a Komodo dragon, giant Galapagos tortoises, and golden monkeys. Check out the exhibits of marine animals, such as seahorses, jellyfish, lionfish, and octopuses, and look for the interactive touch tank. Take a look at our Akron holiday planning site to schedule your visit to Akron Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Akron Zoo reviews
The Akron Zoo is a wonderful place to spend the day. I have been to MUCH larger zoos, but Akron Zoo is just a very nicely maintained place to visit. They actually have lions, and tigers, and bears..... more
The Akron Zoo is a wonderful place to spend the day. I have been to MUCH larger zoos, but Akron Zoo is just a very nicely maintained place to visit. They actually have lions, and tigers, and bears..... more »
We had a lovely day visiting the Akron Zoo. My 4 and 6 year olds loved it and there was no complaining without a stroller. Very fun day!
We had a lovely day visiting the Akron Zoo. My 4 and 6 year olds loved it and there was no complaining without a stroller. Very fun day! more »
We had a wonderful time at the Akron Zoo! From the moment we walked in the door the staff were so nice and helpful with our membership gift certificate we had. The were really kind and engaging with my 8yo son. It was a hot day so some of the exhibits the animals were hunkered in the shade but by the afternoon things had cooled off so we were able to see almost all the animals being active. The zoo is so walkable that going back to an exhibit is very easy. Definitely looking forward to going back!
Great experience with the family. Has plenty of ADA access. A wide variety of animals from different parts of the world with lots of educational information on the species and natural habitats. Cafe was great, we all loved the chicken tenders, and their salad was a VERY generous portion. We attended the Boo at the Zoo event, it was very well executed and organized.
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