The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission for active and former military personnel and their immediate families on Sunday, November 11, 2018, in honor of Veterans Day. Military personnel should 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, including a tropical vacation at Discovery Reef and Manatee Coast, Bob & Evelyn’s Roadhouse with animals from Down Under, meet the gorillas in the Congo, slither on over to the reptile building, and explore Asia Quest including a visit with the elephants. Many animals thrive in the cold weather including polar bears who can be seen swimming year round in pool water maintained with geothermal energy at a comfortable 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.