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Get the most out of your Zoo visit by planning early and being prepared. Save time and money by purchasing your tickets and memberships online before you come.

Check out the Zoo's animals: Learn about the different REGIONS of the Zoo and plan your day.

Take a spin on the Zoo's rides: Check out all the available Zoo RIDES from the classic carousel to the new JUNGLE JACK'S LANDING. All riders must have a wristband, which can be purchased for $9.99 each. Individual Gold Members can ride the Zoo's rides for FREE all season. Become an Individual Gold Member today to get admission to the Zoo all year, FREE Zoo rides and FREE admission to the Zoombezi Bay season while pass is valid.

Take in a show: Have an animal encounter, meet a keeper and more during Zoo SHOWS.

Everyone's got to eat: Check out the FOOD available throughout the Zoo.

Get a souvenir: Visit the Zoo gift SHOPS to purchase a souvenir to remember your visit.

Enhance your visit: Check out our AMENITIES including stroller, wheelchair, locker rentals and more.

Find a place to sleep: Check out our HOTEL partners and travel packages.

*Coolers are permitted on grounds inside the Columbus Zoo and Jungle Jacks Landing. Zoombezi Bay does not allow coolers into the waterpark. In accordance with our bag search policy, coolers are subject to check and are not permitted inside Zoombezi Bay. A bottled water and single snack serving is permitted per guest. No glass and/or alcohol are permitted at the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay or Jungle Jack's Landing.