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
This is a small zoo good for families with small children. Easy to walk around but every food stand was closed the day we went and the 2 vending machines we saw were out of order. It’s easy to see... more »
Although I live in Cleveland, I have a membership in this cute little zoo. Every animal like a bigger zoo but more compact in area. They also have penguins which you can feed. My favorite part of the.... more »
Truly an amazing zoo. Where it lacks in square footage, it makes up for in experience. Akron has done a great job in creating exhibits that have truly embraced the nature around it. The slope is a bit steep so you are made to hike uphill a bit, but the adventure awaiting you at the top is worth the calorie burn. Great for families with small kids. They have added areas along the way for them to play and splash. No age limit to have fun though. Adults, young at heart, can enjoy the splash zone, too. ;) and think, you're a 5 minute drive to downtown, Akron. The cafe is perfect. Great food options from veggie burgers to full sized salads and pizzas. A+, Akron, A+.
We have a pass for this zoo and it is well worth it. Their new African Safari (that might not be what it is actually called) is awesome! They did a great job on it and I'm looking forward to seeing the newest exhibit that will be ready next year
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