Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus Ohio
There аrе а whоlе lot оf reasons thе Columbus Zoo аnd Aquarium kеерs earning thе title оf America’s Best Zoo. Іt’s enormous, offering а huge variety оf experiences wіth animals, іt іs dedicated tо conservation, аnd іt’s јust downright fun! Wе рut tоgеthеr sоmе insider tips tо help уоu hаvе thе best day аt thе zoo!
Arrive Early – Іt саn bе tough tо wake uр аt thе crack оf dawn tо gеt tо thе zoo, but mоst animals аrе mоst active аrоund dawn аnd dusk. Іf уоu’d rаthеr sее а tiger prowling thаn napping, you’ll hаvе а muсh better chance іf уоu arrive аt opening time. Wе suggеst visiting Heart оf Africa fіrst, аs іt’s thе newest (аnd vеrу popular) sесtіоn оf thе zoo. Іt will bе hard tо resist stopping fоr а peek аt thе North American river otters аnd moose, but you’ll hаvе time tо visit wіth thеm lаtеr іn thе day.
Summer hours 9:00 am till 7:00 pm
Adults: 10-59 $14.99
Children: 3-9 $9.99
Seniors: 60+ $9.99
Children under 3 Free
Visit there website here for full details, www.columbuszoo.org
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton Ohio
In 2001, African Safari Wildlife Park was awarded Accreditation by the American Association of Zoo’s and Aquariums (AZA), joining only 213 other AZA accredited institutions within the United States.
Bill Coburn, Director and Joan Druyor, Supervisor of Mammals both have extensive experience, including travel and education throughout the U.S. and around the world.
The Hunt brothers started their first business together in Detroit in 1958. It was a little pet shop in Michigan that grew into several stores with some very unusual animals. They formed a new company called International Animal Exchange Inc., with Brian Hunt as president and Tom Hunt as vice-president.
In 1973 International Animal Exchange took over management of the animal park in Port Clinton, Ohio. African Safari Wildlife Park is a crucial element to International Animal Exchange as a facility that showcases endangered species and assists IAE with the compliance of major contracts with other facilities around the world. As an example IAE has shipped animals to Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and has even helped relocate animals back into the wilds of Africa.
Open daily 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (rain or shine)
Spring / Fall Schedule
Open daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (rain or shine)
Adult 7 + $21.95
Child 4 – 6 $13.95
Child 3 & Under FREE
Visit there website here for full details www.africansafariwildlifepark.com
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was rated the #1 attraction in Cincinnati and one of the top five zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Zoos for Kids.” Over 1.2 million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species annually. The Zoo is an accredited member of the American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the number one family attraction in town, don’t miss it!
Read about the Cincinnati Zoo аnd Botanic Garden “Here”
January 2 – March 10: 10am-5pm
March 11 – May 26: 10am-5pm
May 27 – September 4: 10am-6pm
September 5 – October 31: 10am-5pm
Visit the tickets page for current pricing, Here
Visit there website for full details www.cincyzoo.org
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Ohio
As the seventh oldest zoo in the United States, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has a history as rich as any Cleveland-area institution. One of the largest urban zoos in the country, located only 5 minutes from downtown, is home to the largest primate collection in North America. 3300 animals roam the Zoo’s 168 rolling, wooded acres. Experience the wildlife of The RainForest, the mystery of Wolf Wilderness, and the excitement of Australian Adventure. Visit Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and find a great deal to do!
Daily: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Senior ticket courtesy of MetroHealth (62 and older) $12.25
Juniors: (2-11) $10.25
Under 2 Free
Visit there website here for full details www.clemetzoo.com