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Release Date: June 16,2023

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Multicultural Day

June 16, 2023, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is partnering with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens to present Multicultural Day on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Akron Zoo. The event is included with general zoo admission tickets.

During the day, local cultural organizations will be highlighted and the North Hill Portrait Series, by local photographer Shane Wynn, will be showcased throughout the zoo. A zoo-wide scavenger hunt will be available during the event, along with costume character meet-and-greets from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Local organizations include Asian Services in Action, Donauschwaben's German-American Cultural Center, Hispanic UMADAOP, North American Indian Cultural Center, Summit County Historical Society and Stellar Acrobatic Dance Academy. The latter will be performing at 12:30 p.m. in the zoo’s tiger amphitheater.

Stan Hywet will be offering an activity called “Destination Akron, Passport Through Time” all day.

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.