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Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

There’s much to catch up on in the world of drinking and dining in Central Ohio. As things churn back to life, bars and restaurants are reopening, menus are expanding and there’s some special beer to drink. Plus, Service has reopened its grants for service industry workers and you can help raise more grant dollars! […]

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Local Roaster Uses Coffee to Support Global Conservation Efforts

Susan Post Susan Post Local Roaster Uses Coffee to Support Global Conservation Efforts

Conservation Coffee is a melding of loves for Founder Jesse Winters – a love of animals and nature, and a love of coffee. Working at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium developed Winters’ appreciation of animals and the science and conservation efforts surrounding the zoo’s mission. He had seen other coffee roasters on the market that […]

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Dublin-Based Roto Behind Key COSI and Columbus Zoo Attractions

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin-Based Roto Behind Key COSI and Columbus Zoo Attractions

The creative consultant and design firm responsible for exhibits at museums, science centers, aquariums and zoos around the country, including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, once again has an attraction Columbus residents can experience right here at home. Founded in 2004, Dublin-based Roto came out of the exhibit department at the Center of Science and […]

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Photos: Adventure Cove Opens at the Columbus Zoo

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Adventure Cove Opens at the Columbus Zoo

The day has finally come — when the new Adventure Cove opens as well as Jack Hanna’s Animal Encounters Village exhibit at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. The exhibits opened Friday, July 10. The zoo’s first new region since 2014, construction began in 2017. More details were announced last fall, however the coronavirus pandemic slowed construction […]

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Jack Hanna Announces Retirement from the Columbus Zoo

Susan Post Susan Post Jack Hanna Announces Retirement from the Columbus Zoo

After serving as both director and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium for 42 years, Jungle Jack Hanna will retired on December 31, 2020. “Out of respect for the many people whose lives the Hannas have touched, this news is being shared now to give the community ample time throughout the rest of […]

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Coronavirus Update: Columbus Zoo Reopening & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Columbus Zoo Reopening & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Friday, June 5, 5,011 cases and 234 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 6,604 cases and 307 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 37,758 cases and 2,355 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Work Continues on New Region at the Columbus Zoo

Susan Post Susan Post Work Continues on New Region at the Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is getting ready for some new residents. While the zoo is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, construction is still underway on the zoo’s newest exhibits – Adventure Cove and Jack Hanna’s Animal Encounters Village. “We have animals that we need to get over to the Columbus […]

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