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Event Enhancement

Looking for ways to take your event to the next level?  The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers several options to enhance and enrich your event, from live animal presentations to train rides through the Zoo's North America region.  Please call (614) 724-3785 to book your event and schedule times for enrichment activities and after-hours event enhancers.

Event Enrichment

(Event enrichment is subject to availability)

Character Ambassadors:
Promote the message of conservation at your event with the help of the Zoo's character ambassadors, Manny Manatee, Patriot Eagle, Sydney Koala, Dodger Tiger and friends. (two 20 minute sets)

Live animal Presentations:
Animals are presented one at a time while a handler speaks about the animal's habitat, its status in the wild, conservation issues, etc. (30 minute presentations)

Souvenir Sipper:
Take home your very own souvenir cup to commemorate the event.  Free refills are offered on day of event only.

Creature Cash:
Zoo money that can be used to purchase food, souvenirs, memberships, admission and rides at the Zoo/Zoombezi Bay/Safari Golf.

Ride Wristbands:
Wristbands are good for a single day's use and allows wearers unlimited rides. (minimum order required)

After Hours Event Enhancers

  • Tram (after hours transportation; 4 hour minimum)
  • Diver
  • Tide Pool Touch Tank
  • North American Train
  • Island Boat Ride
  • Pony Ride
  • The Grand Carousel