Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is an accredited world conservation zoo situated on 50 acres and home to more than 700 animals. Explore this multi-faceted menagerie by visiting the zoo’s six unique zones. In Legends of the Wild, kids and adults alike can come face-to-snout with over 20 animal species, including snow leopards and jaguars, or opt for a staring contest with wide-eyed lemurs. The Akron Zoo houses Humboldt penguins as part of the Species Survival Plan in a cooperative effort with other zoos. African lions and red pandas roam through Tiger Valley and Asian Trail, while thick-billed parrots and burrowing owls coexist in the Wild Prairie. The ten aquariums located in Komodo Kingdom's Rhythm of the Blue allow you to marvel at the subaqueous adventures of seven species of jellyfish, who spend their time mining gold jelly from a jelly mine and hanging out with a much taller, pale-skinned jelly princess.
Steel City Reptile Expo showcases snakes, lizards, and frogs from across the world. You might even find your new companion amid many the colorful slithering, crawling, and hopping creatures featured at a number of vendor booths across the expo center. Among those may be a captive-bred bearded dragon or a Killer Bee Ball Python, along with enough food and supplies to keep your pet happy and promote a long life.
The Reilly family has put good use to their beautiful, 82-acre parcel of land, where Reilly's Summer Seat Farm and Garden Center welcomes greenhorns, green-thumbs, families, children, and everyone in between. At the garden center, wander through greenhouses or imagine the broad selection of annuals or perennials in your own yard. The farm, on the other hand, is home to picturesque rolling hills, woods, berry picking, and a host of kid-friendly autumnal festivals beginning at the close of September.