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Celebrate KidzFest at the Columbus Zoo

Media Alert: Friday, July 05, 2013


July 5, 2013

CONTACT: Patty Peters                                                     
Vice President, Community Relation

Powell, OH – It’s all about the kids at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as cartoons Tom and Jerry help bring Jungle Jack’s Landing alive in celebration of KidZfest on July 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kids of all ages will enjoy a day filled with activity stations, entertainment, Zoo Character Ambassadors, keeper talks and more surprises designed just for them. Additional activities include:
• Tom and Jerry Meet and Greets   Daily at 11:40 a.m., 12:20, 2:25, 3:05 and Presented by Donatos    4:45 p.m. 
• Character Ambassador Rolling Celebration Daily at 10 and 11 a.m., 1:45, 4 and 6 p.m.
 Presented by Donatos
• Animals on Safari shows   Daily at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.
• Animal Encounters Village shows  Daily at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m.  

Dinosaur Island, new in 2013, and Stingray Bay will also be open to all guests for an additional fee. Both attractions are included in the price of a Zoo-It-All ride wristband ($9.99), which also includes all Zoo and Jungle Jack’s Landing rides.
For more information please visit us online at KidZfest is made possible with the support of Clear Channel Radio, WOW Cable and G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers.

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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 575 species from around the globe. The Zoo complex is 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 also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; contributing more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.