Discovery.  Adventure.  Thrills.  Memories.  Laughter.

These are the words we hear most often from guests as they visit The Columbus Zoo family of parks.  And they should know...millions of visitors have trodden our paths for almost 100 years!

While each park has a unique identity and offers their own customized experiences for guests, they all unite to support the same mission: To Lead and Inspire by Connecting People and Wildlife.

Your experience at each park is not just building amazing’s supporting animal education, advocacy for endangered species, and conservation efforts within the Zoo and worldwide.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Over 400 acres of adventure await you at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium!  Home to over 10,000 animals representing 600+ species, the Zoo greets over 2 million guests annually from around the world.  Family-friendly events, play areas, tours, snacks and experiences are available throughout the park...Plan your next outing to the Zoo today!

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The Wilds

As an AZA-accredited branch of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, The Wilds helps visitors gain a fresh perspective on endangered species through a series of immersive experiences within the nearly-10,000-acre park.  Rare and endangered animals from around the globe live in open-range habitats that visitors can explore via open-air safari vehicle. Plan your wild adventure today!

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Zoombezi Bay

This state-of-the-art waterpark greets guests with both thrills and relaxation and truly serves as a vacation destination in the Midwest!  Spend the day enjoying 18 water slides, two lazy rivers (including one just for adults), a multi-level play structure, an action-packed wave pool, a dedicated kid area, private cabanas, and so much more.  All proceeds from Zoombezi Bay supports the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s mission to connect people and wildlife, and waterpark guests can enjoy free admission to the Zoo on the same day as their visit. Zoombezi Bay tickets and memberships are available at!

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