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Special Experiences



May (Weekends)
May 25 - Sep 2 (Daily)
Sep 7 - Boo at the Zoo (Weekends)
*Show Times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Be on the prowl for some of the most fascinating animals up-close at these ever-changing, wildly informal presentations at various locations throughout the day.
• Amazing Animal Adaptations: Come learn about the fascinating characteristics that allow animals to survive in their natural habitats.
• Animal Quiz Show: Our game show host will challenge your mind as we introduce you to some of the most extraordinary animals in the world.
• Cheetah Claws & Puppy Paws: See how these two friends interact and learn what the Columbus Zoo is doing to help save the cheetah.
• Down Under: These critters are sure to make you feel like you're an Aussie.
• Jewels of the Rainforest: Learn how we rely on these amazing places and animals that call the rainforest home.
• Ridiculous Reptiles: Join us as we travel the world to meet these scaly marvels.
• Trainers for a Day: Witness our animal trainers in the midst of training sessions.
• Animal Olympics: You wouldn't want to compete against these super athletes.
• Nightly Nocturnals: Meet these animals as they make a rare day appearance.
• Flamingos on Parade: Join us as we walk our Chilean flamingos throughout our entry plaza.
• Birds of Prey Around the World: Nature's garbage man, these birds are sure to disgust and amaze!
The scheduled encounters rotate. Times are subject to change. Visit often for unique experiences.



May 3 (Weekends)
*Show rehearsals: 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
May 19 - Sep 1 (Daily)
*Show times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (Weekdays); 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  (Weekends)
A fun-filled animal show created just for the Columbus Zoo! Don't miss the amazing antics of nearly 100 exotic, barnyard and domestic animals including many cats and dogs adopted from area shelters. Gates close promptly at show time.


May 3 to May 18 (Weekends Only)   
May 24 to Aug. 19 (Daily) 
Aug. 23 through Boo at the Zoo (Weekends Only) 
Department Schedule:
11:00 Polar Frontier Bears 
11:30 Koala
12:00 Orangutan
1:00 Discovery Reef Diver
1:30  Tigers
          Australia and the Islands Aviary
2:00 Gorillas
2:30 Flying Fox
3:00 Penguins
3:30 Asian Small Clawed Otters
5:00 Polar Frontier Bears