Powell, Ohio: Columbus Zoo: Sniff a Bear

At the official Sniff Port, press your nose against a perforated hole in a wall, and maybe you'll get a good whiff of bear; the bear can sure smell you.

Address:
4850 West Powell Rd, Powell, OH
Directions:
From Sawmill Pkwy turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is about one mile on the right.
Hours:
Daily 9-7, fewer hours off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
614-645-3550
Admission:
Adults $15.
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Sniff Port.

Columbus Zoo: Sniff a Bear

Looks like the sniff port designs have been updated...as of March, 2021.

[Josh Compton, 05/13/2021]

"Allows the bears to smell zoo guests!"

Sniff Port.

Columbus Zoo: Sniff a Bear

There's a lot to see and do at the Columbus Zoo, but one of its stranger attractions has got to be the "sniff ports" around the bear enclosures. You're invited to go up and sniff, and the bear on the other side might take a whiff as well.

[Kitsa, 06/07/2013]

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