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Celebrate Kidzfest At The Zoo With Dora And Diego

Media Alert: Friday, July 08, 2011


July 8, 2011

Patty Peters                                                     
Vice President Community Relations

Powell, OH – It’s all about the kids at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as Dora and Diego help bring Jungle Jack’s Landing alive in celebration of KidZfest on July 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kids of all ages will enjoy a day designed just for them as they stroll through the Zoo and visit animal spotlight stations, activity stations at Jungle Jack’s Landing, character ambassadors, keeper talks and more.  Other activities include:

Dora and Diego Meet and Greet - Daily at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.*
    *Guests must stop by Guest Relations to pick up free vouchers for meet and greets.
Character Caravan with Dora and Diego - Daily at 10:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., and 4:15 p.m.
Animals on Safari Show - Daily at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Animal Encounters Village - Daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.            
Diving Demonstration - Daily at 1 p.m.                                   

Guests can “Zooper-size” their day by dining with Dora and Diego. Tickets are $30 per person for non-members and $20 for Zoo members and include Zoo admission, a kid-friendly meal, face painting, Zoo character ambassadors and a 5x7 photo with Dora and Diego.  This exclusive event is offered each day at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Advanced registration is required.
For more information or to purchase tickets to dine with Dora and Diego please visit us online at KidZfest is made possible with the support of Clear Channel Radio, WOW Cable, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, NBC4 and the CW. 
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open 363 days a year 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. after Labor Day.  General admission is $14.00 for adults, $9.00 for children ages 2 to 9 and $10.00 for seniors 60+.  Children under 2 and Columbus Zoo members are free. The Zoo was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.)  For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit