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Release Date: April 27,2023

Akron Zoo to host new family event

April 27, 2023, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is traveling to a galaxy far away for a new family event on Friday, May 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. called Revenge of the Fifth.

This special after-hours event will include fun activities for guests of all ages, including an epic scavenger hunt, meet-and-greets with characters that are out of this world, a lion training session and more.

Guests are encouraged to dress in costume to participate in a contest for themed prizes, donated by Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom. However, guests may not cover their faces with costume masks, mascot heads or face paint. Fake weapons are strictly prohibited, with the exception of light swords.

Food trucks will be on-site for purchase, including Sassy Dog, Scott’s Fire & Ice and Cheezylicious.

Tickets are available at Akron Zoo member tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Non-member tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for adults. Infants under two are free.

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.