The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, The Wilds, Zoombezi Bay, and Safari Golf Club support an efficient, service-oriented effort to respond to both public inquiries and media requests for information and/or assistance relating to the organization. The Media Access Policy helps to ensure:
- the safety of the staff, animals, and the public
- an efficient and accurate response to media and public inquiries
- response to media requests without negatively impacting our visitor experience
- the timely completion of staff duties
Connecting With the Communications Team
It is the goal of our Communications team to provide a service to the media and to ensure their time spent at our properties is as productive as possible. Please contact the Communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to make arrangements for onsite coverage.
Prior to Arrival
To access the organization’s properties, members of the media must connect with the Communications team prior to arrival for special arrangements to be made, including having a required onsite escort available for assistance in navigating the property, potentially answering guests’ questions, and connecting with other team members as appropriate.
Behind the Scenes Access
Typically, behind-the-scenes access to media is not approved. However, if it is deemed appropriate for media to have access to non-public areas, the Communications team will work with staff to determine a safe distance or vantage point from which media can work.
When media access is not possible, the Communications team may arrange for a staff member to shoot video and/or photos for distribution to the media.
Members of the media are welcome to conduct live broadcasts at Safari Golf Club. Locations will be determined by the Communications team based on guest and employee safety and other factors.
Parking arrangements will be made through the Communications team when finalizing details for the media request.