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Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

  • Address: 4850 West Powell Road
  • Powell, OH 43065


Stay in one of Dublin, Ohio hotels for a short and simple commute to the #1 Zoo in the nation -- the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was made famous by director emeritus "Jungle Jack" Hanna's memorable appearances on the David Letterman Show and Good Morning America.

The Zoo rests on hundreds of acres of naturalistic wildlife habitats and includes the Zoombezi Bay Waterpark and Safari Golf Club. The Zoo features nine world regions representing over 800 species and is one of only three facilities outside of Florida to exhibit and rehabilitate the endangered West Indian manatee.

Discover the Australia Region by walking through the outdoor kangaroo yard and hand-feeding the colorful birds in the lorikeet garden. Go on a simulated forest night hike where nocturnal tree kangaroos, dog-faced bats, kiwi, clouded leopards and other animals are at home.Asia Quest recreates a visit to China -- with Amur tigers, Red Pandas and a Pheasant Aviary. Experience the Heart of Africa and get up close and personal with the animals like you never have before. Ride a camel, hand feed giraffes and watch the cheetahs cubs learn their speed from their parents. The 43-acre region takes guests to another world as you walk through Mudiwa Village and Ajabu National Park. 

One of the Zoo's most entertaining regions is the Polar Frontier exhibit. Meet the Zoo's polar bears and watch them dive to depths of 16 feet of water or swim over your head through a half-tunnel of acrylic viewing glass.

Stop by The Zoo's newest attraction in the Shores Play Park -- the 4D Theater -- to get immersed into a movie.


  • Mark your calendars to attend the Rwandan Fête, an annual fund raising event hosted by Partners In Conservation (PIC) and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The...

    Date: 9/12/2019
  • Grab your walking shoes and come join us for another season of HOOFit! Learn key tips to staying healthy this summer from an OhioHealth physician while Zoo...

    Date: Dates vary between 5/21/2019 - 9/19/2019
  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to host the Annual Colo's Classic Car Show presented by Nationwide. From noon to 4 you can enjoy classic cars in the...

  • Gather the family and your best costume and head to this "merry-not-scary" Halloween event of heroic proportions at the Columbus Zoo! Special regions are...

    Date: Dates vary between 10/11/2019 - 10/27/2019
  • Central Ohio's favorite family holiday tradition went from a few strands of lights and a few trays of cookies to millions of LED lights, animated musical light...

    Date: 11/15/2019 - 1/05/2020