Recently my family was gifted several free passes to the Columbus Zoo. The passes have been total blessing, because keeping toddlers entertained for long amounts at a time can be difficult. Going to the zoo has allowed us to not only get out of the house, but also to spend quality time together while learning and exploring.
The Columbus Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the U.S. and this year ranked 5th on USA Today’s 10 Best U.S. Zoos. Seeing every animal and attraction in one trip to the zoo is nearly impossible. This allows each visit to the park to be unique and exciting. Keeping children entertained at the zoo is not hard to do; there is so much to see and experience! The children are able to make discoveries by using four out of five of their senses. Tasting anything at the zoo besides your lunch is risky. 🙂
Our Favorite Parts of the Zoo
- Heart of Africa
- The Petting Zoo
- The Aquarium
Tips for Visiting
- Go as early as possible! The Columbus Zoo opens at 10am.
- Pack your lunch and snacks. This will allow you to stop and eat whenever you want and will save you money.
- Do not forget your hand sanitizer!
- See as much as your children will allow. No parent wants their child to have a meltdown, especially in public. Look for you children’s’ signals for quitting time.
Over 700 species of animals are represented at the Columbus Zoo!
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