Akron – Starting Dec. 1, the Akron Zoo will allow guests to do something they cannot in the summer season – feed the penguins. Penguin feedings will be offered daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for $3 for a cup of fish.
Penguin feedings will be offered through Feb. 28, 2014, when the temperature is 55 degrees or below. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter in the zoo’s Welcome Center.
The majority of the zoo’s animals will be viewable during the winter months. Most of the animals that cannot handle cold weather have indoor exhibits that make them viewable year-round. During the winter the zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Other zoo experiences like the carousel and train ride are closed December through February, but in addition to the penguin feedings the zoo does allow visitors to still feed the farm animals year round.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Zoo hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $6 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $2.00. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.