Mar 14, 2024 - Things to Do

Columbus Zoo debuts new "Unextinct" light show

Zoo visitors look at a digital projection of an extinct cat.

Dozens of endangered and extinct species are displayed using digital projections at the Columbus Zoo light show. Photo: Courtesy of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Vanishing animals will be revived at the Columbus Zoo when an immersive new nighttime light show debuts Thursday.

Catch up quick: "Unextinct" uses digital projections and sound effects to showcase 70 endangered and extinct species while underscoring the importance of conservation.

  • Live animals aren't part of the experience, but there will be cocktails, s'mores, shopping and other interactive activities on zoo grounds.
  • The show, created by former Disney Imagineers, debuted in December at the Sacramento Zoo.

If you go: 7:30-10:30pm on select dates through April 27. $26-29.

  • Tickets are separate from zoo admission and members get a $4 discount.

Watch a promo video

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