Top events to do at the Akron Zoo in 2010

My family and I LOVE the Akron Zoo.  It’s close to home, you get SO close to the animals, and its just the right size for little feet!  I have kept a yearly membership to the zoo every year since my oldest was old enough to appreciate it!- My mom and dad (aka grandma and grandpa) think that I am insane for taking the kids to A zoo at least once a month, but I think its a wonderful little get away- any day of the week.  The Akron membership gets me into the Cleveland zoo and many more across the country for free!   A great add on for any family vacation.

Everyday zoo visitation is good, but they have some special events you might want to treck down to near West Akron  to find:

  • Breakfast with the Bunny: Egg hunt, Breakfast, festive activities, bunny visits and goody bags! March 27, 28, and April 3rd.
  • Mother’s Day Breakfast and Tea Party: It’s not exactly a Ken Stewart’s brunch, but its a great day out in MAY- Crafts, Entertainment, and a fancy tea party.  Sunday May 9th.
  • Dad’s Day: Crafts, Entertainment, and a nifty model railroad display- but no tea. Jue 19th
  • Member’s Night: Thursday June 24th from 5 to 9- wow- see the zoo after hours.  Keep the kids up!
  • Pajama Party and Snooze: July 24th, this bat themed event includes a scavenger hunt, bouncy houses, livbe entertainment, snacks and crafts!  It says something about a snooze, so, you can stay all night?? Maybe this is a really WILD yet civilized Camping alternative.
  • There are also a few other ANIMAL Enrichment days scheduled: March 14th, June 11th, September 5th, and December 11th- NEW toys for the animals I think!
  • Boo at the zoo and Snack with Santa do show up at the end of the year, so watch for it on our seasonal TO DO lists!

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2 thoughts on “Top events to do at the Akron Zoo in 2010

  1. Rose Habart says:

    We also love the Akron zoo. We have babies and it’s so much better because they can actually stay awake to see the whole zoo since it’s a little smaller. Plus, it’s not nearly as crowded as Cleveland.

  2. Lauren Presutti says:

    We also LOVE the Akron Zoo. We have had a family membership since we moved back to Ohio in 2006. It is an amazing zoo and my kids LOVE it as it is perfect for them. It is not to big and they do not have to look so far away to see any of the animals. In fact we go to the zoo A LOT in the winter because it is close to home and it is perfect for getting out of the house. The kids get to run around and the animals are hysterical. The lions are active and the tigers are active- they all love the colder weather so are doing so much more than just sleeping under a tree! People think we are crazy for going in the winter- but I credit the Akron Zoo from keeping my house free of Cabin Fever!!! We have also used our membership to vist the Cleveland Zoo and the Pittsburgh Zoo FREE and plan to go to Columbus Zoo and Toledo zoo this year- you really can not beat the membership! We agree with you 100%

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