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Hours

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open every day of the year with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours by month are as follows:
 
Jan. 6 - 31 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Feb. - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mar. - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.             
Apr. - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   (Zoo open until 8 p.m. on Apr. 18)
May - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   (Starting May 24 Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Jun. - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.   (Zoo closes at 3 p.m. on Jun. 21 for Zoofari)
Jul. - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Aug. - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sep. - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   (Zoo open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sep. 1)
Oct. - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Boo at the Zoo Hours are: Fri. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. / Sun. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Nov. 1-16 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   
Nov. 17-30 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wildlights Hours are: Sun. - Thurs. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.)*
Dec. - Jan. 4 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wildlights Hours are: Sun. - Thurs. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.)*
 
To view the hours for a specific day please CLICK HERE.
 
*The Columbus Zoo has extended hours during Wildlights, the Zoo's seasonal light display. Sundays through Thursdays the Zoo stays open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (for Wildlights) and Christmas Day.