Release Date: February 18,2021

Akron Zoo to Host Inclusion Days on Feb. 27 - March 1

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is partnering with Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities and offering the second annual Inclusion Days on Saturday, Feb. 27 – Monday, March 1.

Guests who wear orange to the zoo will receive free admission for the day. Tickets must be reserved online in advance due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Free tickets are available via timed ticketing and guests must select a half hour time slot to enter the park. Tickets are available at akronzoo.org/inclusionday.

Inclusion Days at the Akron Zoo will help kick off National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March. Inclusion Day, created by Summit DD, is a way to spread the message of inclusion and show support for people of all abilities.

“While a lot has changed since last March, our desire to shine a light on people of all abilities has not,” expressed Summit DD Superintendent, John Trunk. “We appreciate partners like the Akron Zoo who share our belief that the pandemic may keep us from gathering, but it can’t keep us from connecting!”

Guests are encouraged to share photos of themselves wearing orange at the zoo on social media using #includeME and #akronzooinclusion.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $8 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $3. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org 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.