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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium opened in 1927 as the Columbus Zoological Park. Columbus Zoo coupons provide visitors with ways to save money on their next visit to the zoo, and are available inside the Columbus/Central Ohio Entertainment Coupon Book. Savings are also available through the zoo, and include free admission for zoo members, discounts for military personnel, and half-off admission days.
|Offered by||Columbus Zoo and Aquarium|
|Location||4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, Ohio 43065|
|Features||Animal exhibits, rides, educational programs, shows, gift shop, cafe|
|Types of coupons||Group discounts, Entertainment Coupon Books, member discounts|
|AAA discount?||Local AAA offices sell discount tickets to the Columbus Zoo for percentages off or dollars off savings|
|AARP discount?||No, but seniors age 60 and over save $4 on admission. Tuesdays are also senior day at the zoo. All seniors receive half off admission tickets.|
|Military discount?||Active and nonactive military personnel receive $2 off admission on up to six admission tickets with valid military ID|
|Student discount?||Students at The Ohio State University can purchase tickets to the zoo for $6 at the Ohio Union.|
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Coupons and Free Offers
- Select Entertainment Coupon Books offer a coupon good for $1 off admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Coupon books are available for purchase online or at select grocery stores.
- A Columbus Zoo and Aquarium membership is available to purchase for one up front fee and includes free admission privileges to the zoo and aquarium all year. Additional benefits include free parking, a 10 percent discount at the gift shop, and free or discounted admission to over 100 participating AZA accredited zoos and aquariums throughout the United States.
- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium operates a Twitter feed and Facebook page, providing fans and followers with news and special offer information.
- Two-day combination tickets are available for zoo and aquarium admission plus admission to the Zoombezi Bay Water Park. The cost is $30.99 for children and $42.99 for adults. This is a $4 savings for adult tickets in comparison to purchasing tickets separately.
- Coupons for the zoo may occasionally be available inside Columbus tourist publications, including magazines and brochures.
Columbus Zoo Discount Tickets
- Group discounts are available for 15 or more people. Adults and kids save $1 and seniors save $2 when traveling with a group.
- Wednesdays are Franklin County days at the zoo. All Franklin County residents receive half off admission with valid ID. Beginning in 2015 the 50 percent admission discount will be expanded so that Franklin County residents will save Mondays and Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays.
- Guests at local hotels can purchase Columbus Zoo and Aquarium tickets for 20% off at their hotel front desk. Participating hotels for 2014 include Chase Suite Hotel, 4130 Tuller Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017; Courtyard by Marriott, 5175 Post Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017; Hampton Inn, 3920 Tuller Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017; Holiday Inn Express, 5500 Tuttle Crossing Blvd. Dublin, Ohio 43016; Hilton Garden Inn, 500 Metro Pl. North Dublin, Ohio 43017; Red Roof Inn Columbus-Dublin, 5125 Post Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017; Sonesta ES Suites Dublin, 435 Metro Place South Dublin, Ohio 43017; and Crowne Plaza Dublin, 600 Metro Place North Dublin, Ohio 43017.
- Employees of The Shelly Company can purchase zoo tickets at a discount at shop.accesso.com/clients/columbuszoo/affiliate/login.php?m=1059&ec= with Username: shellyco and Password: polarbear
About Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to a variety of plants and animals, divided into five regions: African Forest, Australia and the Islands, Asia Quest, Shores, and North America. In addition, the zoo offers visitors a variety of activities and services throughout the year, and plays host to weddings, school trips, birthdays, business meetings, and various other catered events.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open 363 days a year, with hours of operation varying between a 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. opening and a 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. closing. The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, with special operating hours on Christmas Eve. Zoo admission prices are $14.99 for adults ages 10-59, $10.99 for seniors age 60 and over, $9.99 for children ages 2-9, and free for children under the age of two. Parking at the zoo is $5 for cars, free for buses, and free for those with a zoo membership.
In addition to the zoo and aquarium's numerous exhibits, there are rides, shopping, dining, educational programs, and more available to visitors. The zoo also offers guest services that include locker rental, stroller rental, wheelchair rental, and scooter rental.
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