Splash into Learning at Zoombezi Bay

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Splash into Learning With Zoombezi Bay

I received complimentary admission to Zoombezi Bay in exchange for this post, however all thoughts expressed are 100% my own.

I have wanted to visit Zoombezi Bay for the past two summers, but since most of our outings are during the day when daddy is at work, I was afraid I would be overwhelmed with two toddlers to look after, by myself, while in water. Opting to visit the Columbus Zoo, which is only steps away from Zoombezi Bay and always guarantees us a good time, and feeling our visit was worth going. Now the girls are old enough to experience and appreciate much more around the city, including Zoombezi Bay.

Zoombezi Bay is a large water park that has over 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie pool and more. It does not only provide hours of fun in the sun and water, but we recently discovered it also hosts educational events specifically for homeschooled students.

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

During these special events, admission is discounted for students and includes all rides and attractions at the park, plus admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Learning time can be created wherever you go, homeschoolers especially know that to be true. It is one of the reasons why we are on the path of homeschooling our girls. Opportunities like Zoombezi Bay’s Homeschool and Science Days assist parents in creating fun and memorable ways to teach science related topics and allows students to meet and socialize with other homeschooled families.

What is pH?

My girls were introduced to new ideas and were all eyes and ears while learning at Zoombezi Bay science tents throughout the park. They were shown how to take a water sample and measure its pH level by using a methyl red indicator to determine if the water was at an acceptable and safe pH level for swimmers. Both girls participated in shaking the samples to help determine the results. The ZB employee was kind enough to also educate the girls about chlorine and why it is used in the water at Zoombezi Bay. I encouraged the girls to ask if the water was safe to drink so they would know not to drink any of the water at the pools and play areas. They learned that was an absolute, “No”.

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

Hydraulics & ROVs

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

Never would I imagine getting a lesson on hydraulics and robotics at a place as fun as Zoombezi Bay. I was hesitant to visit this particular tent because I did not see the girls being interested in the topic, however, they enjoyed this stop most.

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During the ROV demo both girls had the opportunity to control the device. The goal of the ROV drive was to see operate the vehicle to see the “whale” on the monitor, similar to how a submarine sees things in the sea. Even though I was not 100% certain on how to operate the control, we were successful in seeing the whale twice!

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

Splashing

Of course, we could not visit the Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day without getting in the water! Upon entering, the park looks like no place for little toddlers, however we found a few areas that were perfect for the kiddos. Besides having a couple meltdowns due to water splashing in their eyes while at the Baboon Lagoon area, the girls had an amazing time running around the park.

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

Although we ran out of time to run next door to the zoo, we were still able to hang out by the beautiful and vibrantly colored macaws before we left.

Zoombezi Bay Homeschool Day

It was a great day to visit the park and to see a local organization’s support for the homeschooling community. For more information about special days and events at Zoombezi Bay, visit their official site’s calendar.

I received complimentary admission to Zoombezi Bay in exchange for this post, however all thoughts expressed are 100% my own.

What are your favorite attractions to visit with your homeschool students?

 

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