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Zoombezi Bay Waterpark at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

A 22.7 acre water park that occupies the former home of Wyandot Lake and then some! The park features 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole lot more.

4850 West Powell Rd.

Powell, Ohio 43065

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: 800-MONKEYS


Sunday: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Special Hours: Zoombezi Bay is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They are open until 11 p.m. on the evenings of July 16, 23, 30 and August 6 and 13 for Dive-In Movies.




Children under 2: FREE
Ages 2-9: 24.99
Ages 10-59: 32.99
Ages 60+: 24.99

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Cash, Check, Debit Card, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Special Offers

Season Pass
Starts: No Start Date
Ends: No End Date
Available Memorial Day through Labor Day


Parking: 5.00

Zoombezi Bay

Zoombezi Bay Waterpark at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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  • Season Pass

    Available Memorial Day through Labor Day

    Standard price: $79.99; Online price: $74.99

DiscoverOhio Itineraries

  • Family Fun Weekend Adventure
    by Discover Ohio

    If it's family fun you're searching for, look no further. Pack up the family and head to central Ohio for a weekend adventure that's sure to excite family members of all ages.  

    Start your trip with a visit to The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium where the family can meet Hank, the zoo's newest elephant, weighing in at 15,600 lbs.! Chill at the Polar Frontier where you will be face to face with polar bears in the heart of the Arctic. 

    Once you've visited exotic animals from around the globe, cool off at Zoombezi Bay Waterpark where thrills are just around the corner. The kids can plunge down the Cyclone, the largest enclosed reducing-radius tunnel in the world, while the adults lounge in Croctail Creek, a 21 and older lazy river.  
    Dry off and head to COSI Columbus where hair-raising excitement and education come together with exhibits and live shows for all ages. At COSI you're sure to have a new experience with every visit.

    If you're in the area in late July or early August, be sure to take the family to the Ohio State Fair. Chow down on some delicious funnel cakes or hop on one of more than 60 rides that will shock and excite any fairgoer.

    Before you pack up, head out to The Wilds where you can soar over rare safari animals while taking in the beautiful scenery on the Wild Zipline Safari.

Partner Itineraries

  • Roar & Explore in Columbus
    by Partner Author

    Columbus is No. 1 for family fun – and adventure – this summer! See dinosaurs, polar bears and rollicking water slides. The Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway is your family’s chance to see the country’s No. 1 science center and zoo and the wildest water park ever for one amazing value!

    It’s a wild world of fun at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – named the No. 1 zoo in America by USA Travel Guide. Visit Polar Frontier to see the polar bears as they frolic underwater and swim overhead. Plus, journey through the African Forest surrounded by leopards, okapis, bonobos and the world-famous family of western lowland gorillas including Colo, the first gorilla born in human care and the oldest in any zoo.

    During the summer months, splash and scream your way to fun at neighboring Zoombezi Bay, the wildest water park ever! Dare your friends to ride the Cyclone. With a 55-foot drop and speeds over 20 mph, it’s one of the largest rides of its kind in the world! With two new waterslides opening this summer, the thrills will never stop!

    Stomp, crash and roar your way to COSI this summer as dinosaurs take over the No. 1 science center in the country for families, as voted by Parents magazine. This special exhibition features life-like animatronic dinosaurs, plus simulator pods where you can hunt, eat and flee predators – and so much more! And don’t forget all the other fun to be had at COSI. Ride a high wire unicycle, use sonar technology and get hands-on with countless activities that make science fun.

  • Dublin Ohio Family Vacation
    by Partner Author

    Having a great family vacation is easy with this itinerary. Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin is the perfect hotel for families. The suites are spacious with plenty of room for everyone. Start each morning with a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast buffet before heading out to the following adventures: A day at Columbus Zoo, a splashing good time at Zoombezi Bay Water Park and explore the excitement at COSI museum. After long days of family fun, remember to stop by the evening manager’s reception at Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin for soft drinks, cocktails and light snacks.

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