Release Date: May 19,2020

Akron Zoo to Offer Virtual Programs

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is now offering different virtual programs for people of all ages to enjoy.

The first virtual event will be Otterly Amazing on Saturday, May 30. The event will take place on Zoom from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and registrants will receive a link to join the event. Otterly Amazing will feature a keeper talk and a training session with the zoo’s otter, Molly. The event will also include a live presentation from the International Otter Survival Fund in Scotland.

Registration is required to receive a link for the event. Tickets for Otterly Amazing are available at and are $7 per registration.

The Akron Zoo’s ZooCamp will also be going virtual for the summer. With Habitat Heroes, participants will receive a monthly box that includes a stuffed animal, educational and fun activities and challenges, crafts and more. The boxes will also include private invitations to virtual events, such as animal encounters, zookeeper interviews, behind-the-scenes experiences and more.

Habitat Heroes is designed for children ages six – eleven, but anyone of any age is welcome to register. Registration is available at Prices include boxes for June, July and August. Cost is $135 for Akron Zoo members and $150 for non-members.

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.