The Columbus Zoo is celebrating Mother Earth with an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23-24, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn about little things that you can do in your daily life that will add up to make a big difference for all living creatures.
There will be lots of Earth Day activities focusing on conservation, including games, crafts, Animal Enrichment, Character Ambassadors and Meet & Greets, and more! Watch the animals receive special Earth Day treats and enrichment throughout the day.
Environmentally-focused organizations will be there with activities to help you learn about protecting the Earth. These partners include
- Franklin Park Conservatory
- Keep Delaware County Beautiful
- Grange Audubon Center
- Preservation Parks of Delaware County
- Nature Conservancy of Ohio
GreenSpot and the Dots Storytime
On the front lawn of My House in Habitat Hollow, the City of Columbus and members of our education team will be reading the book, GreenSpot and the Dots. Times: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.
*In the case of inclement weather, storytime will be held inside My House at Habitat Hollow.
Keeper Talks, presented by GermainCars
Learn about some of the animals from the people who know them best – our zookeepers! Get the inside scoop about the animals’ care, their favorite treats, and how you can protect their cousins in their native range.
10 a.m. Lions (Heart of Africa)
11 a.m. Bears (Polar Frontier)
12:30 p.m. Tigers (Asia Quest)
1:30 p.m. Bonobos (Congo Expedition)
3:30 p.m. Otters (Australia and the Islands)
The Party for the Planet celebration is included in the price of Zoo admission or membership. Check out the website for details. Parking is $10 per car for non-members.
Electronic Recycling Drive with Accurate IT Services
April 21, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. De-clutter your home and repurpose old electronics in a planet-friendly way. Drop off items at the Zoo – it’s quick and easy! Visit the website to learn what items can accepted. If you are dropping off equipment, you can let the parking attendant know so that you can enter the parking lot for free.