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Party For The Planet At The Columbus Zoo

Media Alert: Tuesday, April 10, 2012


April 10, 2012

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager

Powell, OH –The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is thanking Mother Nature for all of her wonderful gifts on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during its annual Earth Day Celebration.
Guests of all ages will learn about things they can do to improve life on earth for all living creatures at animal awareness stations located around Conservation Lake and at several activity stations throughout the Zoo. Other activities including an interactive seek-n-find, animal enrichment experiences and adventures on the Bob Evans Train and Zoo carousel will add to the celebration of Mother Nature. 
Visitors are also encouraged to visit Habitat Hollow to immerse themselves in an interactive storybook world focused on conservation, recycling and composting. Character ambassadors, including Polly Polar Bear and Patriot Eagle, will be available for meet and greets throughout the day following the popular Character Caravans.
Most Earth Day Celebration attractions are included with paid admission and are free to Columbus Zoo members. For more information visit
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 675 species and provides more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide.  A recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts more than two million visitors annually and was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating. For more information and to purchase advance Zooadmission tickets, visit