Visitors can park, learn about summer camps and explore the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium—all for $5.

Join us for the third annual Camp & Activities Expo, brought to you by Columbus Parent and ThisWeek Community News.

The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Visitors can park, attend the expo and explore the zoo after they visit the expo—all for $5, when they bring a special coupon that’s good for a carload of up to six people.

Families can meet about two dozen exhibitors and learn about camps and activities in a fun, face-to-face environment. It’s a perfect complement to the always-popular Columbus Parent Summer Camp Guide in our March issue, which will be distributed at the expo.

In addition to coming away with valuable information to make their summer plans, families can enjoy appearances by Columbus Zoo animals at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Attendees who fill out an Event Passport as they visit with exhibitors will be eligible to win great prizes, including hourly giveaways (starting at 11 a.m.) of family four-packs of tickets to the zoo, The Wilds and Zoombezi Bay. They also have a chance to win one of 10, $100 scholarships to a camp run by any of our exhibitors. Stars Indoor Sports, the presenting sponsor, also will award a $100 scholarship.

Look for the coupon in our March issue that provides attendees with zoo admission for up to six people, parking at the zoo and admission to the expo for just $5. After visiting the expo, attendees can enjoy all of the attractions at the zoo. The coupon also is available online and in select editions of The Columbus Dispatch and ThisWeek Community News. Guests must present the $5 coupon to receive this special offer.

For more information about the event, the list of exhibitors and the coupon, go to