AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo will celebrate Earth Day with their annual event, Party for the Planet, on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Numerous environmentally friendly vendors will be on hand to educate visitors about steps they can take to help our planet and conserve our natural resources.
Several exhibitors will be on-hand during the event with giveaways and talking about their green practices. Entertainment will be provided by Michael Ray’s Cirque de Papier and there will be crafts available. The Akron Zoo’s mascot, Conrad Conservation, will make an appearance at the zoo during the event. Conrad, a costumed frog, helps the zoo convey its mission of conservation. Party for the Planet is supported by City Scrap & Salvage, OhioConnectionsAcademy and The Lube Stop, Inc.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours, through April, are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $6 per person. The parking fee is $2. Starting May 1, the Akron Zoo 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.