Our family received tickets to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to facilitate this post. Opinions are my own. I did not receive any monetary compensation.
I would love to show you all of the amazing photos from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wildlights, but we didn't make. I had a four days worth of plans jammed into one a half days in Columbus and something had to give. Sadly, it was the Zoo lights that had to be cut.
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As it turns out, several hours of playing with LEGOS is not only fun but exhausting! Our family pooped out when it came time to see the lights at night. We did, however, spend an amazing, sunny afternoon exploring the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium during the day!
It's hard to believe that it is sunny in November when talking about Ohio but sure enough, we went on a weekend that was gorgeous! Sure it was a bit chilly, but that's just one more reason to stroll the exhibits while sipping hot cocoa.
I know now why the Columbus Zoo is always at the top of best zoos in America. They have successfully created this illusion that you are in a smaller zoo and closer to the animals when in actuality it is quite large. Divided into six regions, Australia and the Islands, Congo Expedition, Shores, Asia Quest, North America, and Heart of Africa, with 10,000 animals!
We might not have seen the lights at night, but there were plenty of signs of the Holidays all throughout the zoo.
As you can see, our first stop was at the Villiage Coffee and Deli for some Tim Horton's coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
My new favorite animal is the manatee and this guy, Buddy, followed my little guy around like a puppy the entire time we were in the exhibit. It was so cool!
Asia Quest is dedicated to nearly every holiday movie made...
And, even one that will be coming out soon...
We also missed this since the tigers were the only animal that RD wanted to see. He may have been sleeping, but he was there.