Jack Hanna is inviting you to the Columbus Zoo for the Home for the Holidays event, with Santa Paws on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Get free admission to the Columbus Zoo and Wildlights by donating an enrichment gift for the animals.
Bring an approved gift for your favorite animal on December 7 and receive one free Columbus Zoo admission for each purchased gift, valid for December 7 only. 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. Santa Paws brings 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.
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. It’s a great way to get free Columbus Zoo admission for the day.