My Town: Akron Zoo Offers ‘Zoorific Career Days’

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AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo is offering local kids the chance to learn what it’s like to work in a zoo firsthand.

Zoorific Career Days will be offered on nine separate days at The Akron Zoo, beginning Tuesday, March 25.

Students in grades 5 to 12 are eligible to participate. The program is being offered to students in grades 7 to 12 on March 25, April 1, 3, 10, 15 and 17. Grades 5 and 6 can participate on April 2, 9 and 16. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

During Zoorific, students will work with zoo staff behind the scenes, watch animal training sessions, and other activities.

Registration is required to participate in Zoorific Career Days. The cost is $35 per student for Akron Zoo Members, $40 for non-members and lunch is included with registration.

For more information or to register for Zoorific Career Days by phone, call (330) 375-2550 ext. 7239. Students can also register by sending an email to

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