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Columbus Zoo Offers Free Admission on Martin Luther King Day January 20, 2020


Powell, OH – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will offer a special free admission promotion to help kick off 2020, as well as show our gratitude for our supportive community. On Monday, January 20, 2020, this promotion will be extended to every guest in observance of the federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The free admission offer will be valid on January 20 during Zoo operating hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The standard parking fees ($10 per vehicle; free for Zoo members) will still apply during this promotion. In addition to this promotion on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, guests can enjoy half-priced Zoo admission throughout January and February.

“As an organization grateful for the support of our wonderful community, we are proud to offer these opportunities as one way to give back and share with our guests the fun and educational experiences our Zoo has to offer,” said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Executive Vice President of External Affairs Janelle Coleman.

Open 363 days a year, the Columbus Zoo has plenty to experience even in the colder winter months. 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. Additionally, many animals are also fans of the colder temperatures, such as those living in the North America region like the polar bears and the cougars, and are particularly playful during the winter months. For more information, visit ColumbusZoo.org.