You may feel like hibernating in the cold weather, but winter is the perfect time save some money with the Columbus Zoo Winter Admission Discount.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering 50% off admission discount from January 4 through March 12, 2021 to show their appreciation for the great support they received in the last year.
Visitors will NOT need dated/timed reservations to visit the Zoo during the winter admission discount dates, as the Zoo typically has fewer visitors during the winter.
Due to COVID-19 and the necessity to continue to limit in-park capacity, the Columbus Zoo will return to timed ticketing and reservations on March 13. Admission will be $5 off regular price, and timed reservations are required for our Members and day guests until 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., Members and day guests can visit the Zoo any day without a timed entry/reservation.
Columbus Zoo Winter Admission Prices
Columbus Zoo admission rates from January 4 – March 12 with the discount for Franklin County residents are $8.50 for general admission, $5.99 for children ages 3-9 and $5.99 for senior citizens 60 years and over. Franklin County residents will need to show a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID or a current utility bill to receive the Franklin County pricing.
Admission for residents from other counties is $2.50 more during the discount period.
Children under three years of age and Columbus Zoo members are always free during regular operating hours.
There is also an $10 per car parking charge for non-members.
The Zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting in March.
The winter months are an excellent time to visit the Zoo to see the animals who thrive in the colder weather. There are also plenty of indoor habitats to check out while you get a break from the cold.
Additional discounts include:
Tuesdays: Seniors (ages 60+) receive half price admission to the Zoo
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: Franklin County residents receive half price admission to the Zoo. Valid ID must be presented at time of purchase.
Military Discount: Active and Non-active duty military personnel receive a $2 discount on up to 6 tickets when they show a valid military ID.
Note: These discounts are typically valid year round, but may not stack with winter admission discount (ie: seniors won’t receive half price off of the winter admission price – only regular admission)
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