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Treat Dad To A Free Trip To The Zoo On Fathers Day

Media Alert: Monday, June 13, 2011


June 13, 2011

Jennifer Wilson                                                      
Communications Manager

WHAT:  Father’s Day Promotion at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
WHO:  All fathers visiting the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with a paid child admission.
WHEN:  Father’s Day, June 19, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE:  Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
WHY:  Make this Father’s Day unforgettable with a family trip to the Zoo! All dads get in free with paid child’s admission. Children can bring dad for this free, fun-filled day by paying general admission prices.
Get here early because the Zoo has teamed up with QFM96 to give the first 200 dads coupons to Bob Evans, Bostons Restaurant and Sports Bar and 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar. Dads can also enter to win a getaway that includes a round of golf and cart at Safari Golf Club, Columbus Clippers tickets, a ride on the Jet Express and tickets to the QFM96 WingZing.

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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). A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating. For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit