Release Date: May 11,2020

Akron Zoo to Offer Meal Takeout and Shopping Opportunities

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is now offering carryout meals for pick-up and shopping opportunities in their gift shop.

The Komodo Kingdom Café will be offering a new “Meals to Go” service every Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. A different menu will be offered every week. Each entrée is $40 and serves four. Dessert, beverage and alcoholic drink add-ons are also available.

Meals to Go will be picked up via drive-thru in the Akron Zoo parking lot and will include a social distant meet and greet with a zoo mascot. Dinner patrons will also receive a special “zooprise” via email to enjoy with their meal.

Meals to Go are available to purchase at

Shopping in the zoo gift shop is available by appointment. Appointments are available from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Appointment requests must be received at least 24 hours in advance. Walk-ins will not be accommodated. Appointments are available by calling 330-375-2550 or emailing

The Akron Zoo remains closed until further notice in accordance with direction from the State of Ohio. The zoo will make updates on its website and social media. 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.