Zoombezi Bay, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Zoombezi Bay is the only water park inside a zoo! Your admission to the park also gets you into the world-famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for FREE! It's twice the fun, and the only place on earth you can...

  • Plunge like a polar bear and see a polar bear plunge
  • Hit the water like an otter and watch otters hit the water
  • Swim like a stingray and touch a stingray swimming

New for 2016!
Zoombezi Bay's longest slide, the Tahitian Twister, is now SoundSurfer. This newly renovated and improved raft ride accommodates up to five family members over 42" tall. SoundSurfer has been transformed to include a sensory experience of sight and sound with 34 color magic LED lights, 5 high impact speakers, a fog machine, and a mist-filled splashdown. Select your experience with one of eight light and sound options before you start your journey down this 512-foot slide. This is the only slide of its kind in the United States.

Splash into fun at the Wildest Waterpark!

  • Ride a waterslide uphill on the Python Plunge and brave the mighty coils of Big Boa Falls and its unforgettable "Half pipe" wall.
  • Feel the rush on over 15 twisting, turning waterslides, extreme raft rides and headfirst racers.
  • The surf's up at our half-million gallon wave pool, with wild waves up to four feet.
  • Take advantage of our Private Cabanas that include personal wait staff and other amenities.

Upcoming Special Events

The World's Largest Swim Lesson
Friday, June 24

Dive-in Movie
Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Friday, August 5

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2016 Hours

May 21 - 22
(Opening Weekend)
10:30 am to 7 pm

May May 26 - 27
(Zoombezi Bay Education Day)
9:30 am to 5:00 pm

June 10 - Aug 16
10:30 am to 8:00 pm

May 28 - June 9
Aug 27 - 28
Sept 3 - 5
10:30 am to 7:00 pm