Events

Little Adventurers

Thursdays, 10:30am
A weekly program for children ages 3–5 and their adult(s) that features a nature-related story or theme and a related activity. Program lasts 30–45 minutes.

Free with admission. No pre-registration required.

Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo

Second Sundays of the Month, 2pm
Family friendly presentations feature different animals each month. 
Free with admission

Breakfast with Santa

Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 8:30am–10am
Join Santa for breakfast and a meet-and-greet photo opportunity.

$30 adults; $25 member adults
$15 children ages 4–10; $12 member children
Free for children 3 and under


Correction from Holiday Seasonal Brochure: The printed brochure lists Breakfast with Santa on December 10 & 17. The correct dates are December 3 & 10. All other information, including times and prices, is the same. To register for Breakfast with Santa, click the link below.

Holiday Gift Making

Saturday, December 3, 11am–2pm
Children create and make their own gifts.
$2 per gift

Kinderchor, The German Children’s Choir

Saturday, December 3, 2pm
Performance by  Kinderchor, The German Children’s Choir.
Free with admission

Columbus School for Girls Gracenotes Choir

Sunday, December 4, 2pm
Performance by the Columbus School for Girls Gracenotes Choir.
Free with admission

Holiday Gift Making

Saturday, December 10, 11am–2pm
Children create and make their own gifts.
$2 per gift

Olentangy Orange HS Choir

Saturday, December 10, 2pm
Performance by Olentangy Orange HS Choir.
Free with admission

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

Saturday, December 17, 11am–2pm
Decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Santa and two of his live reindeer make a special appearance.
Free with admission

Hilliard Davidson Madrigal Singers

Saturday, December 17, 2pm
Performance by Hilliard Davidson Madrigal Singers.
Free with admission

Columbus Cello School

Sunday, December 18, 2pm
Performance by the Columbus Cello School.
Free with admission

Dramatic Impact presents The Elves and the Shoemaker

Thursday, December 22, 11am & 2pm
Join theater instructor Candace Mazur Darman for an interactive performance of this classic fairy tale. Children’s participation will be encouraged! 
Free with admission

The Shazzbots

Friday, December 23, 11am & 2pm
Dance and sing along to an out-of-this-world concert by Central Ohio’s favorite kid’s rock band.
Free with admission

The Bugman

Monday, December 26, 11am–2pm
The Bugman, Mark Berman, shares his knowledge and excitement about bugs.
Free with admission

Tony West and the Imani Dancers

Tuesday, December 27, 11am & 2pm
Educators Tony and Aziza West teach visitors traditional African drumming and dance in this animated performance. 
Free with admission

Central Ohio Youth Ballet

Wednesday, December 28, 11am & 2pm
Central Ohio Youth Ballet presents selections from the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. 
Free with admission

Chris Rowlands

Thursday, December 29, 11am & 2pm
Nature educator Chris Rowlands and his puppet friends perform original songs about animals and the natural environment.   
Free with admission

The “Super-Duper” Magic Show

Friday, December 30, 11am & 2pm
Wear your superhero cape and join Erica Carlson and her live hedgehog pal, Sedgewick, for a magical adventure! 
Free with admission