Columbus Zoo hosting ‘quiet hours’ for guests with sensory needs today

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host “quiet hours” for those with sensory needs on April 10.

The zoo will not play the typical sounds and background noises such as music throughout the park or the carousel.

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The hours will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A sensory-friendly zoo entrance will be available from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. for those who may have trouble standing in line.

To access the special entrance families must have a Zoo membership or pre-purchase their tickets.

To help families plan for their visit, the zoo posted maps that identify sensory-friendly locations. To view those maps and for more information, click here.