Release Date: March 24,2020

Engage with the Akron Zoo During Zoo Closure

March 24, 2020, Akron, Ohio – The Akron Zoo will remain closed through April 7 in accordance with Governor DeWine’s executive “stay at home order.”

Even though the public isn’t able to visit the zoo right now, Akron Zoo fans can stay connected. The Akron Zoo is offering Lunch and Learns on Facebook at noon daily.

The videos feature animals and staff at the Akron Zoo, and the videos will be live several days a week for people to engage with the zoo and ask questions during their live broadcast.

The zoo started its Facebook programming on March 17 and in just seven days experienced engagement that equals 20% of its annual attendance. People can also follow the zoo on Instagram for additional programming and short videos.

The Akron 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.