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Release Date: March 9,2022

Akron Zoo to Partner with Akron Children’s Museum

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is partnering with Akron Children’s Museum to offer one of the museum’s popular exhibits, Mini Monster Course, at the Akron Zoo for a limited time. The Mini Monster Course is available now through Friday, March 25 in the zoo’s Komodo Kingdom building.

The Mini Monster Course is a child-friendly obstacle course that includes a tunnel, balance beam, stair steps, stepping stones and more. There are two courses, one for toddlers, ages one – three, and another for kids, ages four – 12. Akron Children’s Museum Mini Monster Course at the Akron Zoo is presented by Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Through March 25, Akron Zoo members will receive buy-one-get-one free admission into the Akron Children’s Museum. In return, Akron Children’s Museum members will receive free admission into the Akron Zoo.

“I am so grateful for Ben Tegel, one of the museum’s Lifetime Trustees, who had the vision to create a course that promotes one of the museum’s pillars, Health & Wellness,” said Traci J. Buckner, executive director at Akron Children’s Museum. “Now, with the support of our Akron Zoo friends and the Orr family, we are able to share the course with even more children in our community.”

“The Akron Children’s Museum is a wonderful gem that the greater Akron community is very fortunate to have,” said Doug Piekarz, president & CEO at the Akron Zoo. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with the museum and offer our guests the opportunity to explore what the Akron Children’s Museum has to offer.”

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