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Release Date: August 26,2022

Akron Zoo Senior Event is Sept. 2

August 26, 2022, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo’s event for senior citizens, Senior Safari, is Friday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Seniors, ages 62 and older, will receive discounted admission at $8 per person. Caregivers of seniors will receive discounted admission at $10 per person.

On top of the discount, vendors will be set up throughout the zoo, sharing information on senior services available in the area. Giveaways, free coffee and a $5.99 lunch special in the Komodo Kingdom Café will also be available for seniors.

Senior Safari is presented by SummaCare and Summa Health. A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge and a limited number of electric scooters are available for $27 per day. All rentals are on a first come, first serve basis.  

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Summer hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 62+) and $11 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $5. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.  

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with over 1,000 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the zoo strives to connect your life to wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.