Bring your family to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for an untamed adventure!

Come explore the Zoo that Jungle Jack Hanna calls home. Stretching over 130 acres, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 600 species from around the globe.

Explore the zoo by regions

NORTH AMERICA REGION
Wander the American wilderness next to bald eagles, bison, moose, prairie dogs, wolves and wolverines. Explore a fun-filled conservation station, and then bundle up to see the animals of Polar Frontier, including Arctic foxes, brown bears and our unforgettable polar bears and their adorable cubs.

HEART OF AFRICA REGION
Visit our largest region ever! Feed a herd of giraffes, see how fast a cheetah can run, ride a camel, and get up close with lions. It's your chance to experience Africa the way Jungle Jack does!

ASIA QUEST REGION
Encounter rhinos, tigers, sloth bears, giant fruit bats, and Asian elephants. Don't forget to visit Hank! At seven metric tons, he's the largest Asian elephant in any North American Zoo.

JUNGLE JACK'S LANDING REGION
Jungle Jack's Landing has dozens of wild rides and attractions. Meet some furry friends at our Animal Encounters Village. Get up close and personal with our interactive Stingray Bay. Feed and touch the southern and cow nose rays in our saltwater pool.

SHORES REGION
Go under the sea at Discovery Reef. Touch a sea star, or a horseshoe crab. Get an up-close look at West Indian Manatees. Plus, meet penguins, reptiles, alligators and flamingos. Let the kids play at Shores Play Park. Visit the 4-D theatre for short-version films in digital 3-D, brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects.

AUSTRALIA AND THE ISLANDS REGION
Say “G 'day” to Glen the wombat, our newest friend from Down Under. Plus, see kangaroos, koalas, kiwis and more. There's even a nocturnal hike through the Outback! Then explore our exotic islands, home to orangutans, Komodo dragons, otters and gibbons. Board your very own adventure of a lifetime at Dinosaur Island for your own Jurassic adventure with our animatronic friends!

EXPEDITION CONGO
Journey through the jungle surrounded by leopards, okapis, bonobos and our world-famous gorillas.

Hours and attractions may vary.
Visit columbuszoo.org for more information.

Nora zoo photographs