Zoo free on Jan. 16


Staff Report



Powell — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Standard parking fees will still apply.)

“Martin Luther King Jr. taught us to appreciate uniqueness and diversity in one another. In that spirit, we invite all to enjoy a free visit on this national holiday,” said Tom Stalf, president and CEO of the Columbus Zoo.

The Zoo has much to offer visitors, even during the colder months. New black bear cubs are some of the stars of the North America region, which is also home to bison, cougars, otters, moose, reindeer and more. Asia Quest also houses a new member – a sloth bear – as well as cold-weather lovers like the red pandas and tigers.

Additionally, indoor viewing areas throughout the park provide comfortable access to watch animals such as gorillas in Congo Expedition; a wombat, pygmy lorises, and other nocturnal animals in the Australia and the Islands region; iguanas, snakes and turtles in the Reptile Building; manatees and schools of exotic animals in Manatee Coast and the Aquarium; langurs and flying foxes in Asia Quest; and more.

For more information, visit ColumbusZoo.org or follow us on social media (@ColumbusZoo on Facebook and Twitter, @Columbus_Zoo on Instagram).

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Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by the Columbus Zoo.

Information for this story was provided by the Columbus Zoo.