The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Central Transit Authority are offering COTA’s Zoo Bus again this year. Ride the COTA Zoo Bus and get $3 admission into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and/or $10 off admission to Zoombezi Bay. The ticket will only be valid for the day of the ride.
Riding the Zoo Bus to the Columbus Zoo throughout the summer season is not only a greener way to get there, it’s also less expensive, as you won’t have to pay the $10 parking fee AND you’ll get a BIG discount on admission to the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay.
Reservation Details for Zoo Bus Riders
All Zoo visits (including Members) will require a dated, timed ticket to help ensure that social distancing and other precautions are followed appropriately. Columbus Zoo Members can visit the Zoo after 3 p.m. any day without a timed entry/reservation. See full reopening details here. Reservations can be made by visiting ColumbusZoo.org or by calling (614) 645-3400.
If you are riding the Zoo Bus, make sure to select Zoo Bus Customer Reservation under the Daily Ticket options for your reservation prior to boarding the Zoo Bus. After your registration is confirmed, please be sure to follow the instructions on how to redeem the voucher at the Zoo’s ticket window. You will receive the coupon from the bus driver to qualify for discounted admission.
Zoo Bus Riders will receive Columbus Zoo admission for $3 and Zoombezi Bay discount of $10 off admission per person each time they take the Zoo bus for the rest of the summer. There are 5 departure times to and from the Zoo, so you can spend as little or as much of your day at the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay.
Zoo Bus Details
Zoo Bus service runs Friday, July 3 – Monday, September 7, 2020. Fares are $2 each way for adults, $1 with Senior ID Card and for children over 48 inches, and free for children under 48″.
Riders can board at the Statehouse Downtown stop (located on High Street between State Street and Broad Street) or leave their cars at the Griggs Dam Park & Ride (located at Riverside Drive & Nottingham Road) or Dublin Park and Ride to avoid paying for parking Downtown, though meters are typically free on Sundays in downtown Columbus.
COTA requires all drivers and riders wear masks while onboard.
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