Winter experiences and tours at the Columbus Zoo

See the Wildlights, bathe an elephant, and feed a giraffe among other interactive tours at experiences at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this winter.

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The Columbus Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but the animals will enjoy a feast of their own. | Photo by @columbuszoo

Fun offerings at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ramp up as the weather cools down. Here are some of the current tours and experiences available to book during the winter months:

🦒 Winter Giraffe Feeding Experience | Monday, Nov. 7-Sunday, Feb. 26 | 1 p.m. | $99 | Head inside the giraffe barn and feed the zoo’s tallest animals their favorite foods. Must be 10 years old to participate.

🦌 Reindeer Experience | Saturday, Nov. 5-Friday, May 25 | Times vary | $99 | Visit the reindeer in their habitat and learn about their care and conservation from the animal care team at the zoo. Must be five years old to participate.

🎄 Wildlights Tour | Sunday, Nov. 20-Sunday, Jan. 1 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | Prices vary by group size | Bring a blanket and enjoy a guided drive through the holiday lights while visiting pre-selected areas of the zoo. Hot chocolate is provided.

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