One event on February 18, 2019 12:00 am at 10:00 am
Columbus Zoo Offers Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, and for Furloughed Federal Employees
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will offer three free admission deals for guests. The first will be extended to all guests on January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day; the second offer will be valid for all guests on February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents’ Day; and the third admission offer is for furloughed federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.
The Zoo will continue its tradition of offering free admission to all guests in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2019, as well as on Presidents’ Day, the federal holiday originally created in honor of the nation’s first president, George Washington, on Monday, February 18, 2019. Each of these promotions will be valid on those days during Zoo operating hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Additionally, the Zoo will offer free admission to furloughed federal employees and their immediate family members for as long as the government is shut down. Federal employees must present their federal ID or badge at the ticket booth for free admission.
The standard parking fees ($10 per vehicle; free for Zoo members) will still apply during these promotions.
“In addition to honoring the incredible life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., observing Presidents’ Day—which, coincidentally, was signed into law by President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was born in Delaware, Ohio not far from the Columbus Zoo—as well as paying our respect to current federal employees for their service to the public, we feel it is important to offer these promotions to our wonderful community members, the support from whom we are extremely grateful,” said Columbus Zoo President and CEO Tom Stalf.
Open 363 days a year, the Columbus Zoo has plenty to experience even in the colder winter months. Many animals are still visible from the comfort of heated, indoor shelters, including Discovery Reef, Manatee Coast, Congo Expedition, the reptile building, the habitats at Vanishing Giants and the Naomi Coyle Dempsey Quest for Enlightenment Interpretive Center in the Asia Quest region and the nocturnal building in the Australia and the Islands region. Additionally, many animals are also fans of the colder temperatures, such as those living in the North America region like the polar bears and the cougars, and are particularly playful during the winter months. For more information, visit ColumbusZoo.org.