Some tourist packages that include admission to the Columbus Zoo can be purchased through Experience Columbus and through the Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Columbus Zoo tickets can also be purchased in advance from the zoo directly via ColumbusZoo.org or at the ticket window before entering the location. Parking passes can also be purchased through the website prior to visiting.
Experience Columbus offers various specials throughout the year, such as its Roar and Explore package. This tourist package includes entry for four people to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Center of Science and Industry (also known as COSI) and Zoombezi Bay waterpark as well as a stay at a local hotel. Current tourist packages can be searched by visiting Explore Columbus's website at ColumbusFamilyFun.com.
The Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau offers tourist packages that include tickets to the Columbus Zoo. One package that it has offered in the past was a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, which includes breakfast for two adults and free breakfast for kids, a goodie bag for the kids, a free shuttle ride to the zoo, tickets to the zoo and a complimentary kids' entree with a paid adult entree. The most recent packages can be explored at IrishIsAnAttitude.com.