Release Date: January 13,2021

Akron Zoo to Offer Free Admission on MLK Day

January 13, 2021, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is free for all guests for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parking is $3. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, guests will need to reserve tickets online ahead of time. Free tickets are available via timed ticketing and guests must select a half hour time frame to enter the park. Tickets are available at for this special day.

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 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.