Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

4850 West Powell Road
Powell, OH - 43065

Type: Zoo
(614) 645-3400
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, located in Powell, Ohio, is one of the largest and most renowned zoological parks in the United States, known for its extensive collection of animals, engaging exhibits, and commitment to conservation and education. Founded in 1927, the zoo has grown significantly over the years and now spans over 580 acres, making it a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts, families, and visitors of all ages.

The Columbus Zoo is home to over 10,000 animals representing more than 600 species from around the world, making it one of the most diverse and comprehensive zoos in the country. From iconic African savannahs to lush rainforests and polar habitats, the zoo's exhibits offer visitors the opportunity to explore a wide variety of ecosystems and encounter animals such as elephants, giraffes, lions, tigers, gorillas, polar bears, and many others.

One of the highlights of the Columbus Zoo is its innovative and immersive exhibits, which provide guests with up-close encounters and unique insights into the lives and behaviors of the animals. The zoo's habitats are designed to mimic the natural environments of the animals, featuring spacious enclosures, naturalistic landscapes, and enrichment activities that promote physical and mental stimulation.

In addition to its animal exhibits, the Columbus Zoo offers a variety of educational programs, conservation initiatives, and interactive experiences for visitors to enjoy. Guests can attend animal feedings, keeper talks, and educational presentations to learn about wildlife conservation, habitat preservation, and the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats.

The Columbus Zoo is also actively involved in conservation efforts both locally and globally, supporting initiatives to protect threatened species, restore natural habitats, and promote environmental sustainability. Through partnerships with other zoos, wildlife organizations, and conservation groups, the zoo works to breed and reintroduce endangered species into the wild, research animal behavior and welfare, and engage the public in conservation education and outreach.

Throughout the year, the Columbus Zoo hosts special events, seasonal attractions, and family-friendly activities to engage visitors and celebrate the wonders of the natural world. From holiday lights displays to summer concerts and festivals, there's always something new and exciting happening at the zoo.

Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, nature lover, or simply looking for a fun and educational day out, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers a memorable and enriching experience that celebrates the beauty, diversity, and importance of the animal kingdom. With its world-class exhibits, engaging programs, and commitment to conservation and education, the zoo provides a rewarding and inspiring destination for visitors of all ages.

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Opening Hours Everyday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fees Franklin County Under 3: Free 
Franklin County Ages 3-9: $9.99
Franklin County Ages 10-59: $14.99 
Franklin County Ages 60+: $9.99

Outside of Franklin County Under 3: Free 
Outside of Franklin County Ages 3-9: $14.99
Outside of Franklin County Ages 10-59: $19.99
Outside of Franklin County Ages 60+: $14.99
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