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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will offer a Sensory-Friendly holiday light experience for guests to enjoy a select number of attractions of Wildlights during a less stimulating time!

When: November 14, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Limited background sounds (such as music throughout the park or the carousel) Some sounds and visuals are required for safety purposes will not be altered during the light stroll.
  • Smaller crowds
  • A limited number of indoor locations and animal areas will be open to guests.
  • The North America Train and the Grand Carousel can be enjoyed for an additional fee. Music will be reduced, but safety messages and the train whistle will still be present.
  • Sensory kits with noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses, and fidget devices will be available at Guest Relations for a $10 refundable deposit.
  • A calming room will be nearby for individuals that may require a quiet space for self-regulation.
  • Admission is FREE to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Members, but pre-registration is required.
  • Admission for Non-Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Members is $16.99 per person.
  • Please note that the number of tickets to this portion of the day are limited and must be pre-purchased before the event.

Guests are encouraged to visit the Columbus Zoo’s Accessibility page to download social stories and sensory maps to help better prepare your visit. These tools can provide valuable information about what to expect during your day at the Zoo.

CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets!

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