Release Date: October 25,2019

Akron Zoo event, Penguin Palooza, to return due to popular demand

The Akron Zoo is bringing back a popular event, Penguin Palooza, in November. Penguin Palooza will run Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

During the event, guests can create a penguin craft while enjoying a cup of free hot chocolate. Penguin feeds are also available for purchase for $3 each, while supplies last. Meet and greets with a penguin costume character will also be available.

Penguin lovers can adopt the zoo’s penguins through the zoo’s Care for Critter program. As part of Penguin Palooza, the zoo is offering a special promotion where the $75 Care for Critter package will be available for $50. This promotion will only be available at the Akron Zoo during the event. Care for Critter packages help provide the animals with food, habitat maintenance and medical care.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Summer season runs April – October. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $13 for adults, $11 for senior citizens, $10 for children (ages 2-14). Starting Nov. 1, hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $8 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $3. Discounts and coupons are not available on special events days. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.