Heroes get free admission to Columbus Zoo on Veterans Day! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers free admission for active and former military personnel and their families on Monday, November 11, 2019, in honor of Veterans Day. Military personnel must show military ID, and veterans must show proof of service. Only immediate family (spouse and kids) living in the same household are eligible for free admission.
There are plenty of indoor attractions if it’s a chilly day at the Columbus Zoo for Veterans Day! Pop in for a tropical vacation at Discovery Reef and Manatee Coast. Visit Bob & Evelyn’s Roadhouse with animals from Down Under. Meet the gorillas in the Congo, check out the reptile building, and explore Asia Quest and the elephants. Many animals thrive in the cold weather. The polar bears who can be seen swimming year round in pool water maintained at a comfortable (for them) 40-65 degrees.
Please note that there is still a $10 parking fee per car for non-Zoo members. The Zoo will be open from 10 am – 5 pm.
Find more Veterans Day events and freebies here. Other offers include free admission to Newport Aquarium, rides on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, free float at True Rest Float Spa parades, and tons of free meals and other freebies and discounts!