COTA and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Announce Free Bus Rides and Free Zoo Admission for Zoo Bus Riders on May 6 & 7 – COTA

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COTA and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Announce Free Bus Rides and Free Zoo Admission for Zoo Bus Riders on May 6 & 7


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COLUMBUS, OH—The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Central Transit Authority (COTA) are
offering COTA’s Zoo Bus riders free COTA fares and free Zoo admission on Saturday, May 6 and
Sunday, May 7.
This special promotion kicks off COTA’s 2017 Zoo Bus service, which begins weekend service on
Saturday, May 6.
“At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, engaging our community is one of our top priorities as we work to
connect people with wildlife,” said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President and CEO Tom Stalf. “We are
proud to collaborate with COTA so that more people are able to use public transportation—also a greener
way to travel—to access the Zoo and all of the fun and educational experiences it offers.”
“COTA is excited to start the Zoo Bus season with a great deal for riders – free bus service and free
admission to the Zoo,” said COTA President/CEO W. Curtis Stitt. “We’re proud to continue our decadeslong
partnership that provides greater access to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for all members of our
Zoo Bus riders will receive a ticket for free admission from the bus operator. The ticket will only be valid
for the day of the ride.
About the Zoo Bus
Zoo Bus riders can board at the Statehouse Downtown stop (located on High Street between State Street
and Broad Street) or leave their cars at the Griggs Dam Park & Ride (located at Riverside Drive &
Nottingham Road) to avoid paying for parking Downtown.
Savings for Zoo Bus riders will continue throughout the summer season. Riders will receive Columbus
Zoo admission for $3 and Zoombezi Bay admission for $10 per person. Zoo Bus fares are $2 each way.
Weekend and Holiday Zoo Bus service runs Saturday, May 6 – Monday, September 4, 2017. The Zoo
Bus operates Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Weekday service runs Tuesday, May 30
– Friday, September 1.
For more information about COTA Zoo Bus service, visit or call (614) 228-1776. For
Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay hours, visit

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