Jack Hanna is inviting you to the Columbus Zoo for the Home for the Holidays event, featuring Santa Paws on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. You can get free admission to the Columbus Zoo and Wildlights that day by donating an enrichment gift for the animals.
Bring an approved gift for your favorite animal all day on December 8 and receive one free Columbus Zoo admission for each purchased gift, valid for December 8 only between 10 am – 10 pm. For more information, see the list of approved gifts for the animals under the wish list tab for the event on the Zoo calendar. Approved toys and items range from $1 and up, and are available at pet, general, grocery, and home improvement stores. $10 parking per car still applies, except for Columbus Zoo members.
There will be enrichment activities for the animals throughout the day from 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with Santa Paws bringing specially wrapped treats made with animal-friendly materials to Zoo habitats. Visitors can watch as reptiles slither up to their gifts, gorillas open their presents with ease, or red pandas climb to find their special treats, and more! See calendar for times and locations under the Santa Paws tab.
Jack Hanna will take the Animals on Safari stage with his animal friends for three shows during Wildlights: 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Whether you go all day to catch Santa Paws and visit with the animals, and stay for Wildlights, or just head there in the evening for Wildlights, this is a great way to get free Columbus Zoo admission for the day.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium