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How to see the Zoo Wildlights for FREE

How to see the Zoo Wildlights for FREE

614now Staff

Want to experience the Wildlights without leveling out your wallet? Of course you do.

So, clear your schedule because tomorrow is the day!

Each Zoo guest who donates five cans of non-perishable food on Friday, Nov. 16 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. will receive one FREE ticket to Wildlights, as well as free Zoo parking.


While the Wildlights festivities don’t begin until 5pm, guests are encouraged to arrive early as this annual Stuff the Truck food drive draws large crowds.

Visitors can drop off their donations at the large Mid-Ohio Foodbank trucks located in the main parking lot of the Zoo, to the northeast and northwest of the main entrance.

“During this critical time of year, our hungry neighbors should not have to choose between heating bills and holiday meals,” said Matt Habash, President & CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  “Thanks to community partners like Kroger and the Columbus Zoo, the Foodbank is able to put food on the tables of those who struggle in our community.  Together, we can end hunger, one nourishing meal at a time.”

Let’s light up the lives of central Ohioans and beat last year’s donations of 80,704 lb!

Learn more about Wildlights here. 


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