Fall is just around the corner and what better what to celebrate than at Jack Hanna's Fall Fest, presented by Fifth Third Bank! Grab your favorite sweater and enjoy special activities, attractions, entertainment and many other seasonal treats on Sept. 23 and 24 at the Zoo. This event is included with Zoo admission or with a Columbus Zoo membership!
JACK HANNA LIVE on STAGE!
Jungle Jack Hanna takes the stage with all of his animal friends at the Animals on Safari Stage. Don't miss stories of all Jack's travels.
Sept. 23 & 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. both days
**Please arrive early, the theater fills up fast.
TRADES OF TRADITION
Check out craftsmen celebrating trades as old as time. Located around Conservation Lake.
This local blue grass band will be performing at the Conservation Lake Overlook
Sept. 23 & 24 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
CHARACTER AMBASSADOR ROLLING JAMBOREE presented by Donatos
Polly Polar Bear, Jama Giraffe, and the rest of the gang will board the musical Character Ambassador Express that will be rolling through the Zoo featuring some good ol' country classics.
Sept. 23 & 24 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
**This attraction is weather dependent.
ANIMALS ON SAFARI SHOW
Don’t miss the amazing antics of exotic, barnyard and domestic animals, including many adopted dogs and cats from area shelters.
Sept. 23 & 24 at 4 p.m.
** Please arrive early, doors close promptly at show time.
ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS VILLAGE
Stop by Jungle Jack’s Landing to visit animals up close all day long and meet some furry, feathery friends. If an animal presentation is more your style, the show times are as follows:
Sept. 23 & 24 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
BOBBING FOR APPLES — ANIMAL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY
Watch the animals bob for apples (or the equivalent) as they take part in our fall festival on Sept. 23 & 24 at the following times:
10 a.m. – Bobcats – North America
10 a.m. – Leopard – Congo Expedition
10 a.m. – Lions – Heart of Africa
10:30 a.m. – Mandrills – Congo Expedition
10:30 a.m. – Tiger – Asia Quest
10:30 a.m. – Polar Bears – North America
10:30 a.m. – Rhino – Asia Quest
11 a.m. – Porcupines – Australia and the Islands
11 a.m. – Arctic Fox – North America
11 a.m. – Black Bears – North America
11:30 a.m. – Flamingos – Shores
11:30 a.m. – Markhor – Asia Quest
1:30 p.m. – Gorillas – Congo Expedition
1:30 p.m. – Reptiles – Shores
2 p.m. – Elephants – Asia Quest
2 p.m. – Bonobos – Congo Expedition
2:30 p.m. – Sun Bears / Sloth Bear – Asia Quest
2:30 p.m. – Otters – Australia and the Islands
3 p.m. – Penguins – Shores
3:30 p.m. – Barn Animals – North America
3:30 p.m. – Cheetah – Heart of Africa
*Schedule is subject to change
While you are visiting Fall Fest…
Don't Miss the 4-D THEATER EXPERIENCES
Located in Shores Park, don't miss these animated shorts in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects. Take part in one of these immersive experiences for the whole family to enjoy.
(Additional fee required for the 4-D Theater experience: General Admission $5; Zoo Members $4; FREE for Gold Members or Zoo-it-All ride wristband holders)
*event details are subject to change without notice