Zoo Bus set to return Memorial Day weekend with discounts

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The bus is set to return this weekend and will offer rides from downtown to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zoo Bus is returning for the summer and will soon offer trips from downtown to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Central Ohio Transit […]

The bus is set to return this weekend and will offer rides from downtown to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zoo Bus is returning for the summer and will soon offer trips from downtown to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Central Ohio Transit Authority announced Thursday. 

The daily bus services are set to return May 29 and will run seven days a week, up until Labor Day. Riders will have a few boarding locations to choose from, including at the Statehouse in downtown, the Griggs Dam Park & Ride, or the Dublin Park & Ride.

The Zoo Bus operates five trips per day. The first departs from the State and High streets at 8:30 a.m. and the last leaves the Zoo at 7 p.m., returning downtown at approximately 8 p.m., according to a release from COTA.

 In exchange for the $2 bus tickets each way, riders will be given discounted admission into the zoo for $3, or $10 off admission to Zoombezi Bay, it reads in the release. 

In response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, passengers will be required to wear masks, and the bus will be sanitized regularly. 

You can read more about COVID-19 policies, admission prices, and how to register here.

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