Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 4850 W. Powell Rd. Powell, OH 43065 Work614-645-3550 Visit Web Site

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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world of adventure that does a world of good. The Zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 650 species from around the globe. Watch a polar bear swim above your head, meet the world famous gorilla family, say "G-Day" to the koalas, ponder the giant pachyderms and be amazed by the manatees. The Zoo provides more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide. A recreation and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was named the number one zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.

Upcoming Events

Jack Hanna's Fall Fest 9-20-2014 thru 9-21-2014

Jack Hanna's Fall Fest

Have a ball this fall with this event that features Jack Hanna LIVE on stage, Pioneer Village, Character Ambassador Rolling Celebrations, bobbing for apples enrichment for our animals and MORE!

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Jack Hanna's Pumpkin Carving Championship 9-27-2014 thru 9-28-2014

Jack Hanna's Pumpkin Carving Championship

Come out to the Zoo and watch Pumpkin Carving Professionals take part in this first of its kind, three-part, two-day competition. These master carvers, some of whom have been featured on the Food Network, create wild sculptures that will amaze you!

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Boo at the Zoo presented by Diet Pepsi 10-17-2014 thru 10-19-2014

Boo at the Zoo presented by Diet Pepsi

Bring the whole family out to this "merry-not-scary" Halloween event of heroic proportions. See Spider-Man and friends take to the stage in an ALL NEW action packed show. Visit the ALL NEW FrogwortZ School, take a stroll through Creepy Hallow, hang out with the pirates of the eerie Shores and experi

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Super Hero Lunch 10-18-2014 thru 10-19-2014

Super Hero Lunch

See an exclusive show featuring your favorite superheroes while enjoying a kid-friendly lunch. Plus, up-close animal encounters, apperances by the Zoo's character ambassadors, meet and greet photo op with the heroes, face painting and a Handimal creation station.

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ZooClue: The Game 10-21-2014 thru 10-23-2014

ZooClue: The Game

The Zoo becomes the scene of the crime in this adults-only musical mystery dinner theatre. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, as it will be your team's task to venture through the Zoo gathering clues to solve the mystery of the Wizard of Paws. Price includes an upclose animal experience, buffet me

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Tours

JazZoo

JazZoo

Enjoy dinner and a JazZoo concert at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Meet Artistic Director Byron Stripling and interact with exotic zoo animals.

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Summer Twilight Tour

Summer Twilight Tour

Enjoy the Zoo AFTER HOURS from the comfort of a VIP cart! 

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Summer Twilight Tour

Summer Twilight Tour

Enjoy the Zoo AFTER HOURS from the comfort of a VIP cart! 

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Summer Twilight Tour

Summer Twilight Tour

Enjoy the Zoo AFTER HOURS from the comfort of a VIP cart! 

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Sunrise on the Savanna

Sunrise on the Savanna

Start your day with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as you enjoy a continental breakfast with an amazing view.

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Blog Posts

The Oldest ____ in Columbus
Posted 8-21-2014

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Insider Tips for the Columbus Zoo
Posted 7-23-2014

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Columbus Zoo Welcomes Heart of Africa
Posted 5-13-2014

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Treat Your Family to a Roar and Explore Getaway!
Posted 5-12-2014

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Celebrate Colo's 57th Birthday on Dec. 22!
Posted 12-20-2013

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Meeting Space

Meeting Spaces at This Business
Room Theater Style Classroom Style Banquet Style Reception L x W Sq. Ft. Height
Activity Pavilion Rooms 1 or 3 500 144 140 140 110′ x 68′ 7,492 14′
Pavilion Room 2 720 120 112 112 30′ x 64′ 1,920 12′
Waters Edge Boardwalk Shelters 1 or 2 500 176 120 120 40′ x 80′ 3,200 15′
Waters Edge Pavilions 1 or 2 500 176 120 120 40′ x 80′ 3,200 15′

Trip Ideas

A Weekend in Columbus with your Kids

A Weekend in Columbus with your Kids

Traveling with kids, or just keeping them busy can be hard for parents. Columbus has many attractions suitable for kids of all ages. We guarantee they will sleep well after you're done exploring!

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