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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States

April 2018

Royal Feast with the Beasts – CCT Gala

April 22, 2018 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$50 – $250

This enchanted evening will feature delicious food, cocktails, dancing, unique entertainment, silent aucition, amazing animals and more. The Royal Court will be honoring Linda Swearingen for her many years of dedication and service to CCT. Linda has supported CCT in so many ways over the years - as a parent, actor, and, last but not least, as the President of the CCT Board of Trustees. This grand family-friendly event will additionally include a sneak peak of our upcoming production of…

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May 2018

Walk MS 2018

May 12, 2018 12:00 am
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Free

Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in Walk MS events across the country raising critical funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, the cumulative fundraising is expected to surpass $1 billion. “Walk MS is a joyous gathering with a wonderful ‘we’re in this together’ feeling,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, President and CEO of the National MS Society. “Every participant, volunteer, donor and sponsor is helping to drive us toward this exciting $1 billion…

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June 2018

Shane Weisman Live at the Columbus Zoo

June 16, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$16 – $125

Shane will be taking the stage at the Columbus Zoo on June 16th as a special guest for their annual event, ZOOFARI! For tickets and more information, visit Columbuszoo.org 21+

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Zoofari 2018

June 16, 2018 7:30 pm @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Calling all party animals! Come out to Zoofari, presented by Fifth Third Bank, for the Zoo’s 48th annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. An adults-only (21 and over) fundraiser featuring food and drinks from nearly 100 Central Ohio restaurants and bars as well as live entertainment from Reaganomics, Saved by the 90s, and so much more. Bring your friends, wine and dine your business associates, entertain your out-of-town guests, or reward hard-working employees—don’t miss…

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Zoofari

June 16, 2018 7:30 pm @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$125
zoo fundraiser powell

Hundreds of animal enthusiasts will make their way to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, June 16 for one wild night at Zoofari, presented by Fifth Third Bank. Zoofari is the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s signature, adults-only fundraising celebration and is one of Central Ohio’s hottest summer parties. This year’s Zoofari will be the Zoo’s 48th annual party with a purpose with proceeds benefiting the Zoo’s conservation education programs. The fundraiser helps the Zoo remain a global leader in…

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Ohio State Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

June 23, 2018 8:00 am @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$15 – $20

Lions and Tigers and Buckeyes, Oh My! Bring your Ohio State spirit to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Join us for a family-friendly day at the zoo with early access into North America and Africa — the zoo’s newest and largest region — breakfast and exclusive Ohio State opportunities including character and animal visits, face painting and more! Saturday, June 23, 2018 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine Cost Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Tickets + Full Ohio State…

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July 2018

JAZZOO 2018

July 13, 2018 8:00 pm @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$35 – $40

Trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and the hard-swinging 16-piece Columbus Jazz Orchestra return to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (4850 West Powell Road, Powell, OH) this summer for the 13th installment of the annual JazZoo concert series on four Fridays – July 13, July 20, August 3 and August 10. JazZoo 2018 is presented in collaboration by the Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Presenting Sponsors for JazZoo 2018 are Cardinal Health and Drive Germain. The event’s…

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August 2018

Luke Pell Ladies Night at the Columbus Zoo Concert Series

August 17, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$25

August 17th is ladies night at the Columbus Zoo Concert Series. The first 500 ladies will receive a rose, samples of Sketchbook Winery wine and Anthony Thomas chocolates. Luke Pell first captured America's attention while starring on ABC's hit show, "The Bachelorette." Luke has since launched a career as a country singer- songwriter based in Nashville. His debut single, "Pretty Close" has won the hearts of many.

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September 2018

JACK HANNA’S 40TH ‘HANNA-VERSARY’

September 8, 2018 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
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Jack Hanna Columbus Zoo

Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in celebrating the man in khaki—Jungle Jack Hanna! In honor of Jack’s 40 years at the Columbus Zoo, the Zoo will offer special events and free activities included with the purchase of regular Zoo admission on Sept. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. as part of Jack Hanna Weekend. Activities include: · Jack Hanna Live on Stage!/Meet and Greets: Jungle Jack Hanna takes the stage with all of his animal friends…

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JACK HANNA’S 40TH ‘HANNA-VERSARY’

September 9, 2018 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Jack Hanna Columbus Zoo

Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in celebrating the man in khaki—Jungle Jack Hanna! In honor of Jack’s 40 years at the Columbus Zoo, the Zoo will offer special events and free activities included with the purchase of regular Zoo admission on Sept. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. as part of Jack Hanna Weekend. Activities include: · Jack Hanna Live on Stage!/Meet and Greets: Jungle Jack Hanna takes the stage with all of his animal friends…

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November 2018

Veterans Free Day at the Zoo

November 11, 2018 12:00 am
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Free
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To honor our veterans and the sacrifices made to serve our nation, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host its “Veterans Free Day at the Zoo” event on Sunday, Nov. 11. During this special promotion, military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family may enjoy free admission to the Zoo for the day. Active-duty service members and veterans will need to present their military ID or other proof of service to receive this special admission offer. Parking is…

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Stuff the Truck Food Drive and Wildlights

November 16, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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food donations

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Kroger and Mid-Ohio Foodbank are shining a light on hunger this holiday season during the annual Stuff the Truck food drive. Each Zoo guest who donates five cans of non-perishable food on Friday, Nov. 16 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. will receive one free ticket to Wildlights, as well as free Zoo parking. All the donated food will support Mid-Ohio Foodbank and its network of food pantries. While the Wildlights festivities don’t begin until…

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January 2019

Columbus Zoo Offers Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, and for Furloughed Federal Employees

January 21, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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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…

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February 2019

Columbus Zoo Offers Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, and for Furloughed Federal Employees

February 18, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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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…

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April 2019

Eggs, Paws and Claws

April 19, 2019 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Eggs, Paws and Claws

Hop, skip or jump over to the Columbus Zoo on April 19 and 20 for Eggs, Paws and Claws – an annual springtime tradition for Central Ohioans of all ages. As part of the fun, the Zoo will offer “egg-citing” activities for both families and animals from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, including photos with the Easter Bunny and meet and greets with other characters, special animal enrichment and more! April 19 and 20, 9 a.m. – 5…

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Eggs, Paws and Claws

April 20, 2019 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission varies
Eggs, Paws and Claws

Hop, skip or jump over to the Columbus Zoo on April 19 and 20 for Eggs, Paws and Claws – an annual springtime tradition for Central Ohioans of all ages. As part of the fun, the Zoo will offer “egg-citing” activities for both families and animals from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, including photos with the Easter Bunny and meet and greets with other characters, special animal enrichment and more! April 19 and 20, 9 a.m. – 5…

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Party for the Planet: An Earth Day Celebration

April 27, 2019 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission varies

Celebrate Earth Day at the Columbus Zoo at our Party for the Planet! During this celebration, guests can learn more about Zoo-supported conservation programs through conservation chats, visit Earth Day-inspired activity stations, as well as learn about other ways that we can all work together to improve life on earth for all living creatures.

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June 2019

Zoofari 2019

June 15, 2019 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$125

Calling all party animals! Come out to Zoofari, presented by Fifth Third Bank, for the Zoo’s 48th annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. An adults-only (21 and over) fundraiser featuring food and drinks from nearly 100 Central Ohio restaurants and bars as well as live entertainment from Reaganomics, RockHouse, and so much more. Bring your friends, wine and dine your business associates, entertain your out-of-town guests, or reward hard-working employees—don’t miss Central Ohio’s hottest…

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CENTRAL OHIO WALK FOR WISHES

June 22, 2019 8:00 am @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Free

Join us for the 2019 Central Ohio Walk For Wishes® in Columbus to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Help make wishes come true by gifting strength and sparking imagination to kids battling critical illness through this powerful fundraising event. On Saturday, June 22, 2019 walkers, sponsors and volunteers will come together at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Participants will enjoy a family-friendly 1 mile walk with loads of celebration,music, food and fun. Walkers will also have…

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August 2019

Jazzoo: SOUL JAM: FROM JAMES BROWN TO SAM COOKE WITH MICHAEL “BIG MIKE” LYNCHE

August 9, 2019 8:00 pm @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$35
jazzoo concerts

“American Idol” finalist, Michael “Big Mike” Lynche, makes his JazZoo debut performing favorite soul-stirring R&B hits.Undeniably charismatic, and with a voice soaked in soul, Lynche combines the styles of Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Luther Vandross, Sam Cooke and James Brown to create a sound uniquely his own. “Big Mike”—as he was known while winning over the hearts of a nation during his stint on “American Idol” —has talent so versatile, he’s played intimate jazz & blues clubs, 20,000 seat arenas…

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Craft Brew at the Zoo

August 23, 2019 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$30 – $60
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Tap into your wild side during Craft Brew at the Zoo, presented by Columbus Brewing Company, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Tickets are now available for this 21 and over craft brew celebration at the Columbus Zoo’s Waters Edge Park, which will feature beer, food and live entertainment, including headliner Sugar Ray. Following the success of Sugar Ray’s number one breakthrough hit song, “Fly,” which put the band on the map in 1997, Sugar…

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September 2019

96th Annual Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast

September 26, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$125 – $165

Join us as we celebrate 96 years of food, networking, and fun at the 2019 Columbus Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast. Over 1,200 business and community leaders were a part of the festivities at the 2018 feast. Your purchase includes a seafood extravaganza – rolls, coleslaw, clam chowder with oyster crackers, steamed clams, grilled chicken breast, corn on the cob, steamed redskin potatoes, and a whole steamed lobster. Soft drinks, beer and wine top off your meal! Hospitality and networking…

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St. Jude Walk/Run Columbus

September 29, 2019 7:00 am @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$10

Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists in Columbus and worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. This 5K Walk/Run event features a timed race, a DJ, and family activities…

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St. Jude Walk/Run Columbus

September 29, 2019 7:00 am @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let's end childhood cancer. Together.

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October 2019

Boo at the Zoo

October 18, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission

Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This “merry-not-scary” event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25–27. Boo at the Zoo will begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The festivities…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 19, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This “merry-not-scary” event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25–27. Boo at the Zoo will begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The festivities…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 20, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission

Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This “merry-not-scary” event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25–27. Boo at the Zoo will begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The festivities…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 25, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission

Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This “merry-not-scary” event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25–27. Boo at the Zoo will begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The festivities…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 26, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission

Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This “merry-not-scary” event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25–27. Boo at the Zoo will begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The festivities…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 27, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission

Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This “merry-not-scary” event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25–27. Boo at the Zoo will begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The festivities…

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November 2019

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

November 15, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

November 22, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

November 29, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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December 2019

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

December 6, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

December 13, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

December 20, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

December 27, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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January 2020

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

January 3, 2020 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

January 5, 2020 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Regular admission rates apply
Wildlights 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of…

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Free Admission to Zoo for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020

January 20, 2020 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Powell, OH – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will offer a special free admission promotion to help kick off 2020, as well as show our gratitude for our supportive community. On Monday, January 20, 2020, this promotion will be extended to every guest in observance of the federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The free admission offer will be valid on January 20 during Zoo…

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June 2020

Columbus Zoo Reopens

June 15, 2020 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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polar bears at the zoo

We look forward to welcoming back Columbus Zoo Members beginning on June 12, 13, and 14, and all guests starting on June 15. See you soon! GPS optional, comfortable shoes a must. With 10,000 animals in six distinct regions the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is an education and recreational complex that provides a journey for your body and your imagination: Australia and the Islands Congo Expedition Shores Asia Quest North America Heart of Africa Like any adventure, a little planning…

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Make-A-Wish 2020 Central Ohio Walk for Wishes

June 27, 2020 8:00 am @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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Free

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 300,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.

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November 2020

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

November 20, 2020 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2021 12:00 am

One event on January 3, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$16.99 – $21.99
wildlights

‘Tis the season to experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions! Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public on Friday, November 20 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s Wildlights marks 32 years of offering this holiday cheer in our community, with some favorite attractions returning and other new opportunities being offered! The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in over…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

November 27, 2020 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2021 12:00 am

One event on January 3, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$16.99 – $21.99
wildlights

‘Tis the season to experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions! Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public on Friday, November 20 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s Wildlights marks 32 years of offering this holiday cheer in our community, with some favorite attractions returning and other new opportunities being offered! The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in over…

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December 2020

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

December 4, 2020 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2021 12:00 am

One event on January 3, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$16.99 – $21.99
wildlights

‘Tis the season to experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions! Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public on Friday, November 20 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s Wildlights marks 32 years of offering this holiday cheer in our community, with some favorite attractions returning and other new opportunities being offered! The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in over…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

December 11, 2020 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2021 12:00 am

One event on January 3, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$16.99 – $21.99
wildlights

‘Tis the season to experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions! Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public on Friday, November 20 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s Wildlights marks 32 years of offering this holiday cheer in our community, with some favorite attractions returning and other new opportunities being offered! The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in over…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

December 18, 2020 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2021 12:00 am

One event on January 3, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
+ Google Map
$16.99 – $21.99
wildlights

‘Tis the season to experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions! Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public on Friday, November 20 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s Wildlights marks 32 years of offering this holiday cheer in our community, with some favorite attractions returning and other new opportunities being offered! The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in over…

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January 2021

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2021 12:00 am

One event on January 3, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$16.99 – $21.99
wildlights

‘Tis the season to experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions! Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public on Friday, November 20 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s Wildlights marks 32 years of offering this holiday cheer in our community, with some favorite attractions returning and other new opportunities being offered! The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in over…

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

January 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 2, 2021 12:00 am

One event on January 3, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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$16.99 – $21.99
wildlights

‘Tis the season to experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions! Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public on Friday, November 20 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s Wildlights marks 32 years of offering this holiday cheer in our community, with some favorite attractions returning and other new opportunities being offered! The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in over…

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April 2021

Eggs, Paws and Claws

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 3, 2021 12:00 am at 9:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission varies by event

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s popular Eggs, Paws and Claws event is returning this spring with EGG-streme fun for the whole family! Hop to the Zoo for this annual Easter weekend tradition on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This seasonal tradition is free with Zoo admission. As part of a special spring savings, beginning on March 13, the Zoo is offering $5 off regular-priced admission until April 18. All guests (including…

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Eggs, Paws and Claws

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 3, 2021 12:00 am at 9:00 am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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admission varies by event

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s popular Eggs, Paws and Claws event is returning this spring with EGG-streme fun for the whole family! Hop to the Zoo for this annual Easter weekend tradition on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This seasonal tradition is free with Zoo admission. As part of a special spring savings, beginning on March 13, the Zoo is offering $5 off regular-priced admission until April 18. All guests (including…

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION