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Release Date: October 27,2021

Akron Zoo to Offer Election Day and Veterans Day Discounts

October 27, 2021, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo will be free for all guests on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Election Day. Guests are recommended to reserve tickets online in advance at Parking rates apply.

The zoo will also be offering military veterans and their families discounted admission during Veterans Appreciation Days on Nov. 11 – 14. All veterans, past and present, will receive free admission and immediate family members will receive 50% off. To receive the discount, guests will need to present a valid military ID at the Akron Zoo ticket counter. The Veterans discount is not available online.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours begin on Nov. 1 and are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $9 per person. 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.