The Big Explore – COTA

The Big Explore

Thank You, Central Ohio for Participating in The Big Explore!

Thanks to a generous gift to the community from the Columbus Foundation in celebration of its 75th anniversary, all COTA fares were free on Dec. 29, 2018.  It was called “The Big Explore” and thousands of you took advantage of that great opportunity. Admission to the following cultural attractions were also free that day:

  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • COSI
  • Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
  • National Veterans Memorial & Museum
  • Ohio History Connection
  • Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Pizzuti Collection

All cultural locations say they saw many more visitors than usual and ridership was extraordinary on COTA buses.

A special thanks to EmpowerBus for providing free shuttle service from The Linden Transit Center to The Ohio History Connection.

Remember you can always plan your trips on or on your mobile device using Transit, which also has real-time COTA information.