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.

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Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway

Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway

This Family Fun package includes your choice of hotel plus tickets to three top-rated attractions -- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay Water Park and COSI - Center of Science and Industry. Check out The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at COSI, explore Dinosaur Island and the Heart of Africa at the Zoo and Baboon Lagoon at Zoombezi Bay – all new this year!

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Upcoming Events

JazZoo! Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz featuring Helen Welch 8-8-2014

JazZoo! Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz featuring Helen Welch

This summer, the Jazz Arts Group will take jazz to a wilder place as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra takes center stage at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the ninth season of JazZoo!

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Teddy Bear Safari 8-9-2014

Teddy Bear Safari

Nationwide Children's Hospital clinic volunteers will be on site offering medical attention and wellness checkups to teddies at the "Bear Care Den". Stations will be stocked with stitches and Band-Aids to patch up scrapes and minor bear "boo boos" in an effort to teach children about their annual ch

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JazZoo! Elton John, Billy Joel & Some Rock 'n' Roll featuring Dave Powers 8-15-2014

JazZoo! Elton John, Billy Joel & Some Rock 'n' Roll featuring Dave Powers

This summer, the Jazz Arts Group will take jazz to a wilder place as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra takes center stage at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the ninth season of JazZoo!

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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 11-17-2014 thru 1-4-2015

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Turn up the wattage on your holiday season with Wildlights at the Zoo.

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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

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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Fun for Families: Boo at the Zoo
Posted 9-23-2013

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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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