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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Large zoo with plenty to see.

This is about the third visit to the zoo. It is very large so you will be doing a lot of walking... read more

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Cheri D
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Yardville, New Jersey
Zoo Lights

We took teens to the zoo lights and it was great...warm drinks...lots of animals...magical set... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Crystal C
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Home to more than 11,000 animals representing nearly 600 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the...more
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4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288
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Reviewed yesterday

This is about the third visit to the zoo. It is very large so you will be doing a lot of walking including from the parking, also very large, to the admission entrance. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took teens to the zoo lights and it was great...warm drinks...lots of animals...magical set up Highly recommend it for a simple evening

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I try to Visits zoos while on vacation but most don’t stand up to the one right in my back yard. Our zoo is amazing and my favorite part is their focus on conservation and education. We’ve been pass holders for years and regularly bring...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Columbus Zoo staff is doing a lot for conservation efforts. Seeing all the animals was great, of course, but many of the animals are in enclosures that are way too small. I hadn’t been to a zoo in 15 years for that reason, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelerinpink
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every year our family spends an evening at the Columbus Zoo for Wild Lights. They put up a first class display. They also have most of the buildings open to escape the cold when necessary. The lights and the Holiday music will surly get you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karl F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Columbus Zoo is AMAZING. Always have special animal shows throughout the Zoo. Lots of employees to answer questions or point you in the right direction. It is very clean. A great day to see so many animals that are well taken care of.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LisaBBM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Boo at the zoo is so much for for the entire family! I would recommend visiting the zoo during October.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has so many different kinds of attractions and each one is very educational and so interesting! The animals are happy and content, the exhibits are interactive with visitors (especially the hippo aquarium where visitors can look eye to eye with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pauliejerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the lights and the chance to see the animals, however note that there is a limited amount of things to see during this time. I recommend you actually wait until after the Holidays to do this. This Zoo is huge on conservation and education...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been members of the Columbus Zoo for over 35 years and visited it as well as children growing up in the area. We have visited many zoos around the USA and even other countries and there is no place better the the Columbus...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rosalie M
November 24, 2018|
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Response from juliebY4632SQ | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Your best bet is to contact the zoo.
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Rosalie M
November 24, 2018|
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Response from nathans1234 | Reviewed this property |
When we went I saw around 20/25 but they may be more in the back.
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October 21, 2018|
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Response from lynnc156 | Reviewed this property |
We went tonight and I highly recommend going in at 4pm or earlier to avoid crowds and long lines. Santa opens in North America at 5pm. The lights start around 4/4:30 with the shows. Wear lots of warm clothing as it gets... More
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