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Zoo Offers Half-Price Admission January And February

Media Alert: Monday, January 03, 2011


January 3, 2011

Patty Peters                                                       
Vice President Community Relations

Powell, OH – The winter months are always a great time to visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, especially with 50% off regular admission this January and February. Admission rates during this time period are $6.50 for general admission, $4.00 for children ages two through nine and senior citizens 60 years and over. Children under two years of age and Columbus Zoo members are always free during regular operating hours.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 17, 2011) and President’s Day (Feb. 21, 2011) admission will be free for everyone.
“Kids will be out of school in observance of the holidays and we hope families will spend their day with us” stated Dale Schmidt, CEO/President of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. “We guarantee an experience filled with fun and adventure.”
Worried about the cold?  Don’t be.  There are a variety of indoor attractions where guests can take a tropical vacation at Discovery Reef and Manatee Coast, say G’Day to some animals from down under at Bob & Evelyn’s Roadhouse, meet the gorillas in the African Forest, slither on over to the reptile building, and explore Asia Quest including a visit with the elephants.  Many animals thrive in the cold weather including polar bears Aurora and Anana who can be seen swimming year round in pool water maintained with geothermal energy at a comfortable 40-65 degrees.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open every day through February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.     
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open 363 days of the year.  General admission is $12.99 for adults, $7.99 for children ages 2 to 9 and seniors 60+.  Children under 2 and Columbus Zoo members are free.  The Zoo was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.)  For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit