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Wildlife Illuminated

This brand-new event at your Akron Zoo is a can’t miss experience of animals, art and light!

Choose your tickets below to plan your visit.

Ticket Selection

PROGRAM: Wildlife Illuminated


Member Adult


Members Only

Child (2-14)


Member Child (2-17)


Members Only

Infant (under 2)



Program Details

We can't wait to welcome you to the Akron Zoo for Wildlife Illuminated! This awe-inspiring event offers a unique look at wildlife and nature through spring-themed lighting, illuminated paintings, projection mapping and lighted sculptures from local artists.

This event is a nighttime event full of illuminated displays and spring-themed lighting. The darker, the better - it's when the excitement truly comes alive! Please keep this in mind when deciding what time to arrive. Wildlife Illuminated is open from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. on select nights. Below is some information that will help you plan your visit.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Select the number of guests in your group. Please note: infants (under two years of age) are free but do require a ticket.
  2. Select the date of your visit! Ticket prices may change daily. Buy your tickets in advance to save!
  3. Confirm the time of your visit. You may arrive at the zoo any time between the listed operating hours and stay as long as you like, or until the park closes. Selecting a time will remind you of that day's prices.

Important Information to Know: Guests may purchase tickets online in advance or at the ticket counter upon entry. Buying ahead of your visit date guarantees you the best rate as ticket prices may be higher at the gate.

Akron Zoo members are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to receive the lowest rate. Akron Zoo members will always receive a discounted rate, but those tickets purchased ahead guarantees the lowest price. Please make sure you are logged in to receive your members only pricing!