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Release Date: January 21,2022

Akron Zoo to Offer Free Day

January 21, 2022, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is rescheduling its Martin Luther King Jr. Day promotion after the zoo had to close due to the snow on Jan. 17. The Akron Zoo will be offering free admission for all guests on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Parking rates will apply.

Any zoo tickets dated Monday, Jan. 17 will be accepted on Jan. 29. National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa will be offering fun activities throughout the day.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours 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.