The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering half-priced admission through the end of February.
During this promotion, timed reservations will not be needed, and zoo operating hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Winter is still a good time to visit the zoo. Polar bears and cougars enjoy the colder weather in outdoor exhibits, according to a zoo release, along with the sea lions and harbor seals in Adventure Cove.
Many animals are still visible from the comfort of heated, indoor shelters, including Discovery Reef, Manatee Coast, Congo Expedition, the reptile building, the habitats at Vanishing Giants, and the Naomi Coyle Dempsey Quest for Enlightenment Interpretive Center in the Asia Quest region and the nocturnal building in the Australia and the Islands region.
Two days of free admission will also be offered in the coming weeks: Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Monday, Feb. 15, for President’s Day.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals representing 600 species from around the globe.
More information about half-priced admission and zoo COVID-19 policies can be found at columbuszoo.org/home.
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