In appreciation of Ohio’s military members and their families, the Columbus VA and the Columbus Zoo are partnering for the Welcome Home event on July 5th, where free Zoo admission will be offered to active and retired military members and their immediate families. Just show proof of service at the Zoo's main entrance to receive the free tickets. The parking fee will still apply.
The event will also feature a special Welcome Home Activity and Lunch area at the Zoo's Water's Edge Event Park from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Stop by for food and live entertainment!
Military Veterans Resource Center and other veterans organizations will have booths stationed throughout the Welcome Home Activity area where service members and their families can receive goodies as well as information on community resources and VA health care and benefits. Be sure to check out the MVRC booth, where representatives will be on hand to pass out giveaways and to share the career services we offer job seeking veterans.
If you can't make the Welcome Home event on July 5th, you can still enjoy a free day at the Zoo with your family. Monday, June 30th begins Military Family Free week at the Zoo, which lasts until Sunday, July 6. All active and retired military members and their immediate families will receive free Zoo admission that week when proof of service is presented at the Zoo's front entrance. Military members and their families can also receive discounted Zoombezi Bay admission. Visit the Columbus Zoo's website for more information.
For more information about Welcome Home at the Zoo, call 614-388-7787.