Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Powell, OH

Where are we going?

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 W Powell Rd
OH 43065

614 645 3550

What is there to do?

Have you ever wanted to see a polar bear up close?  Here it can swim above your head!

At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium you can not only encounter over 675 species of animals from around the globe, but you can visit the many exhibitions and rides, and even search for a dinosaur! (If you find him, say hi from us!)

The variety of animals to experience is vast - iconic bald eagles, the endangered black rhino, the mischievous sun bear...the list is extensive but allows children to really understand the variety of beautiful creatures we have in this world - what makes them special and why we need to look after them, for both their future and ours. 

On the west side of the zoo you can experience an authentic 1914 carousel complete with 52 original horses, or take a relaxing journey on the Bob Evans Express Train.  

There are also very special experiences for your whole family, included twilight tours where you see a whole new range of cheeky animals, the Animal Encounters Village where you can see animals such as cheetahs and kangaroos up close on stage (you could even pat a snake!) and great for toddlers is the Little Explorers Base Camp where these little rangers can learn about the animals,  and engage and explore through play.  These occur Tuesdays and Thursday anytime between 10am - 12pm so make sure you ask about times.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $14.99 (aged 10 - 59)

Children: $9.99 (aged 2 - 9)

Discount: Senior ticket $10.99

Free Under: 2


Need a little extra help?

Every building in the zoo is wheelchair accessible, and just visit any guest relations area for more information.


When can we go?

Daily opening and closing times vary. Check website.

Check website.


Any top tips?

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is quite vast and covers a large area so allow a few hours to see the entire Zoo. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Don't forget the sunscreen!

I’m Hungry!

Is it your feeding time too!? There are a variety of food outlets across the zoos - from snack carts, delis and sandwiches, funnel cakes, burgers, sweet treats, grills and pizzas.

Healthy Eating

The village coffee and deli is a great healthy option providing salads and wraps. Yum! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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