The “wildest” party of the year, Zoofari at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is CANCELLED for 2020. Zoofari was scheduled to be held at the Columbus Zoo on Saturday, August 29, 2020 (previously set for June 20).
If you purchased tickets, they will be valid for 2021 Zoofari, scheduled for June 12, 2021. Those who have purchased tickets will receive instructions on how to transfer or refund tickets. There are several options, including transferring to 2021, trading in for a VIP animal experience or other Zoo event, donating a portion or all of ticket purchase price to the Emergency Animal Care Fund, or getting a refund. See more details on the Zoo website calendar under Zoofari.
Details for Zoofari 2021
Tickets are not on sale for 2021 yet, but 2020 ticket holders can transfer their tickets to 2021 Zoofari.
Party like an animal at Zoofari 2021 on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This adult-only annual festival features nearly 100 of Central Ohio’s best restaurants and bars serving their signature dishes and great drinks. You’ll enjoy live music on stages throughout the zoo from 7 pm – 1 am. You must be 21+ to attend. Your evening will be spent walking through the Zoo tasting food from fantastic restaurants, sipping drinks, and listening to live music from great bands.
The Zoo will make spacing adjustments to ensure safety protocols and proper distancing will be followed according to guidelines.
Tickets for 2021 are not yet on sale! A limited number of tickets are available. This event is definitely a splurge, but it’s a lot of fun with tons of high quality food, so we think you get your money’s worth. Tickets make a great gift or special occasion celebration – just be sure to get them early for the lowest price.
Tickets typically start at $89 per person. Prices may increase closer to the event as capacity allows. Regular admission tickets often sell out, so get them early! Tickets include food samplings, three drink tickets, complimentary water throughout the event, and live entertainment.
VIP and group tickets are also available. Additional drink tickets may be purchased at the event, or discounted presale. Pre-purchase drink tickets at 5 for $16, or buy for $4 each at the event. Plan for a designated driver or a car service – cars can be left at the Zoo to pick up the next day!
Many of the animals go in for the night and won’t be on view during Zoofari, but select regions will be open until 9 pm.
If you want to help out and save money on your admission, you can volunteer for a 3 hour shift and enjoy the rest of the event outside of your shift. Check out the volunteer opportunities here. Volunteers also receive free tickets for the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay, and The Wilds. Volunteer spots fill up quickly!
Proceeds benefit conservation and education programs at the Zoo. A portion of the ticket purchase is tax deductible too. Event is 21+ only.
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