An education center is the newest addition to Lafayette’s Columbian Park Zoo.
Construction for the roughly $400,000 facility began last year. It is located on the southwest corner of the zoo grounds.
Lafayette Parks Superintendent Ted Bumbleburg says now, all the classes and programs can be under one roof.
"We had two or three locations here in the park we were using for summer camps and classes. This brings the animals into the same building, which makes it a lot more convenient for patrons and staff."