Akron Zoo’s Live Animal Show

AKRON,Ohio– The Akron Zoo’s live Animal Show, “It’s a Wild World Animal Show,” will return for its fifth season. The theme of the show is Zoolympics and it will start June 1, 2012 and runs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. The cost of the show is $1.00 and tickets can be purchased at the Zoo the day of the show.

Over 10 animals will be showing off their athletic abilities in Zoolympics. Parts of the show include audience participation. A lucky member of the audience will be able to hold some of the animals, race a snake and more. The 20-minute show is held in the Zoo’s indoor theatre in theLehnerFamilyZooGardens.

For an extra wild experience the Zoo is offering an opportunity for people 12 years of age and older to become part of the show. Trainer–for-a-Day allows guests to meet some of the animals that appear in the show up-close, take a behind-the-scenes tour and help the education staff get ready for the show and appear in the show. The cost for this program, which is one full day from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., is $175 for Akron Zoo members and $200 for non-members. The fee also includes admission to the zoo, a Trainer-for-a-Day t-shirt and lunch. For more information people can call the Zoo at (330) 375-2550 ext. 8973 or visit www.akronzoo.org

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults, $8.50 for senior citizens, $7 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $2. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation Zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the Zoo strives to provide a dynamic, financially responsible, guest centered animal experience that is energized by innovation and fun. 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.

Submitted by:


David Barnhardt
Director of Marketing & Guest Services
Ph – (330) 375-2550 ext. 7238


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