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 offers 50% off admission discount from January 3 through March 11, 2022 to show their appreciation for the great support they received in the last year.
Guests are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online to reduce wait time at the park, but it is not required.
Columbus Zoo Winter Admission Prices
Columbus Zoo admission rates from January 3 – March 11 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.
AZA Reciprocal Tickets
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is honoring the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) reciprocal agreement with other AZA-accredited institutions.
The only way to purchase the discounted reciprocal ticket is at the Zoo’s ticket windows at the main entrance. No capacity restrictions are in effect for the AZA reciprocal agreement.
The Zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. until 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 (currently unavailable)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: Franklin County residents receive half price admission to the Zoo. Valid ID must be presented at time of purchase. Not applicable with Winter discount
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 off of regular admission)
The Zoo also offers free admission on President’s Day.
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