Columbus Zoo offering free admission to federal employees during shutdown

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POWELL, OH (WCMH) — The Columbus Zoo is offering free admission to federal employees affected by the government shutdown. 

According to a release from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, federal employees who are furloughed due to the government shutdown, and their immediate family members, will be allowed to visit for free for as long as the government is shut down. 

Federal employees must present their federal ID or badge at the ticket booth for free admission.

The zoo also announced free admission to all guests on Presidents’ Day as well as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“In addition to honoring the incredible life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., observing Presidents’ Day—which, coincidentally, was signed into law by President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was born in Delaware, Ohio not far from the Columbus Zoo—as well as paying our respect to current federal employees for their service to the public, we feel it is important to offer these promotions to our wonderful community members, the support from whom we are extremely grateful,” said Columbus Zoo President and CEO Tom Stalf.  

Parking will still be $10 per vehicle during the promotions.

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