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The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium Is Offering Free Admission On MLK Day

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably been enjoying the peace and quiet this past week, since the kids have returned to school after winter break.

However, your much-needed silence is about to interrupted by a day off from school.


On Monday, January 15, the country will be celebrating the birth of one of it’s most important human and civil rights activists, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

After you spend some time talking with your kids about the impacts of Dr. King and taking them out to experience one of the many events taking place to celebrate his life and work, you may also want to check out this deal being offered from one of Columbus’ most esteemed venues.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be offering a free day of admission to the zoo to celebrate the holiday.

via Columbus Zoo And Aquarium Facebook

On Monday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo will be open to all. The winter may not seem like an obvious time to visit, but there are a lot of animals that love the cold weather, especially in the North American region of the zoo.

The polar bears and their cubs, as well as the bison, cougars, otters, moose, and reindeer, will all be available for viewing. Visitors can also stop by Asia Quest to see the red pandas and the tigers.

If it gets too chilly, head for the indoor zones at the zoo, like the Congo Expedition, the Reptile House, and my personal favorites, Manatee Coast and Discovery Reef.

Although admission to the zoo is free, there will be a $10 fee for parking. For more information, please visit

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