It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Wildlights! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s beloved winter event is celebrating its 35th anniversary, running from November 17, 2023 to January 7, 2024. This family-favorite tradition features festive animated musical light displays, delicious treats, winter wonderland train rides and, of course, amazing animals.

Get the Deal

You can enjoy Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, with this special online-only buy one, get one free (BOGO) offer just for our customers. Buy any regular-priced adult Wildlights admission ticket and get one free. Visit ColumbusZoo.org to get your tickets using the step-by-step instructions below.

Desktop Instructions

  • On the Zoo’s homepage, scroll down to and click on the orange “Purchase Tickets” button in the center of the page.
  • Click the “Promotional Code” tab on the right side of the ticket window, enter “power” (not case-sensitive) and click “Submit.”
  • This will open up the BOGO ticket options available to purchase.
  • Select only the number of tickets that you are planning to pay for. For example, if you have a group of six, you would pay for three tickets. Select the three tickets you need and click “Add To Cart.” In the “Shopping Cart” page, it will automatically apply the three free tickets for a total of six tickets.

Mobile Instructions

  • On the Zoo’s homepage, scroll down to and click on the orange “Purchase Tickets” button in the center of the page.
  • Click the “Menu” button with the three horizontal bars in the top left corner. Enter “power” (not case-sensitive) in the “Enter Promotional Code” box at the top of the menu that appears.
  • This will open up the BOGO ticket options available to purchase.
  • Select only the number of tickets that you are planning to pay for. For example, if you have a group of six, you would pay for three tickets. Select the three tickets you need and click “Add To Cart.” In the “Shopping Cart” page, it will automatically apply the three free tickets for a total of six tickets.

 

AEP Ohio helped the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium convert nearly 3 million holiday lights into energy efficient LED bulbs, creating one of the most spectacular light displays in central Ohio. These LED bulbs have helped the Zoo use approximately 70 percent less energy during Wildlights.

52 responses to “Special Savings: Wildlights BOGO Coupon for AEP Ohio Customers

    1. Hello Acquanetta, the regular price of an adult ticket is $19.99 for Franklin County residents or $29.99 for those outside Franklin County.

      1. I bought mine and I live in Franklin County and I was still charged $29.99. The website is not user friendly and the Zoo will not help you adjust your price. I will not be returning next year. Poor customer service

        1. We’re sorry to hear that you had a poor experience, Jenny. After entering the promotional code, you need to click on the ticket link that specifies Franklin County.

      1. Why do people outside of Franklin County have to pay $10.00 more for a ticket? I was prepared to purchase tickets but since you want to discriminate against residents of other counties I will save my money and stay home.
        Merry Christmas to you and all your privileged Franklin County Residents.

        1. Hi Brad. Franklin County residents support the Zoo through their taxes, and I’m sure the Zoo would be happy to answer any questions about their prices. They can be contacted through their website or at 614-645-3400.

          1. If you are willing to drive and pay $20 plus surely your plus one wants a sweet treat…what’s an extra $10 to support to wonderful zoo columbus offers. Does you county have a zoo? You should check that out.

        2. I guess you would like to be taxed all year instead of paying 10.00 more once.. talk about acting privileged.. check yourself

    1. Hi Cassie, make sure you’re entering only the number of tickets that you plan to pay for. If you need tickets for two adults, make sure you’ve entered the promo code, then add one adult ticket to your cart. In your shopping cart, you’ll see the full price ticket plus the free one.

  1. OK people living in Franklin county who support the zoo through their taxes get a discount which they deserve. Isn’t the zoo partly in Delaware county also? Do the people of Delaware county also support the zoo through their taxes?

    1. Good question, Shanna. The Zoo can confirm this, but I believe they’re mobile tickets when purchased online. The Zoo can be reached at 614-645-3400.

    1. Please note that certain animals are not out and about at night, so you won’t see as many animals as during the day.

    1. Hi Ashley, the offer is still active. It’s not visible on the main tickets page. You need to enter the promotional code listed above.

  2. Yes to the price for residents outside of Franklin County especially when the Zoo is located in Delaware County!

  3. Trying to purchase the tickets for Franklin County for $19.99 each. I used the promo code which should have my total at $19.99 + $2.00 processing fee. However, the total is $39.98 + $2.00 = 43.98

    Does the promo apply to the Franklin County tickets?

    1. Jennifer, did you add one ticket to your cart or two? Add one ticket for $19.99 to your cart and two will show up (the one you’re paying for plus the free one). The promotion does apply to Franklin County tickets.

  4. So let me get this straight…. Tickets are 29.99 but they are buy 1 get 1 free ? How is this a deal when tickets are normally 15.99 until the Christmas lights start up? Shame on AEP and the Columbus Zoo…. This is not away to raise money for the Zoo!!!

    1. General admission to the Columbus Zoo has not been $15.99 for a few years. It has been $29.99 at least for the past six months. Happy holidays to you!

  5. Select only the number of tickets that you are planning to pay for. For example, if you have a group of six, you would pay for three tickets. Select the three tickets you need and click “Add To Cart.” In the “Shopping Cart” page, it will automatically apply the three free tickets for a total of six tickets.
    THIS DID NOT HAPPEN…I FOLLOWED THESE INSTRUCTIONS…AND PAID FOR THE TICKETS AND ONLY 1 TICKET SHOWED UP IN MY INBOX….THIS IS REALLY DISSATISFING AND CONFUSING…HOW DO I NOW GET THE OTHER TICKET??

    1. Not sure what happened there, Allan. I would recommend checking your junk or spam email folder and giving the Zoo a call.

  6. We live in Delaware County and go every year. The negative and rude comments on this page are ridiculous.
    Thank you AEP for the BOGO offer!
    Thank you Columbus Zoo for this event!

  7. Do we need to bring an AEP bill in to prove we are customers…or, just use the promo code like anyone else could use…customer or not?!

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