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Ford Motor Company presents


Extended through October!


Meijer presents

"The World's Largest Halloween Party!"

Remaining nights: 
Oct. 24-26 & 30, 2014


Help us name our latest addition!

Pygmy Hippo Naming Contest

Vote at the Zoo Oct. 16-26


Adventure Ropes Courses

Sky Tykes &
Sky Trail® Navigator

Open weekends only thru October 26


Animal Depend
On People To Survive


Fun Gift Opportunity
thru Oct. 31


IHOP presents

Santa's Safari

Dec 6-7 & 13-14, 2014

Tickets on sale
Revised: Oct. 29, 10 a.m.


E-News! for Zoo Members


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Welcome to the Louisville Zoo


Zoo Hours - Open Daily Year Round


Fall/Winter Hours
September 29, 2014 - mid-March*:

The Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. ─ 4 p.m.
(stay until 5 p.m.)

*The Louisville Zoo closes early for daytime visitors on evenings when the Halloween Party occurs:  October 24-26 & 30. Gates close at 3 p.m. (stay until 4 p.m.). Halloween party starts at 5 p.m.

Spring and Summer Hours
Mid-March 2015
September, 2015
Open daily 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m.
(stay until 6 p.m.)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Fall is a Great Time to Visit!!

Play on the Ropes Course, ride the train, get some yummy treats or fun gifts and visit your favorite animals, of course.

Special Notifications
(Updated 10/24/2014)

  • Please check the following items for schedules: Rides and Attractions, Pricing, Dining, Shopping.
  • The Louisville Zoo closes earlier at 3 p.m.
    (stay until 4 p.m.) to prepare for our annual
    Halloween Party in the evening on
    October 24-26 & 30.
  • This is the last weekend (October 25 & 26) to enjoy the Ropes courses until they reopen in the spring of 2015
  • The Louisville Zoo is hosting a costume contest for the final nights of the "World's Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer. For more information click here.

Animal News

  • The Louisville Zoo’s 11 year-old reticulate python, “Thelma” has given birth to six offspring without the benefit of a male snake. Click here for more information and video.
  • The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male pygmy hippo born on August 28, 2014. Find out hot to vote for your favorite name for the baby by clicking here.
  • Visit the three new gorillas and learn what's new at the Zoo!
  • Zoo celebrates 1,000 Black-footed ferret kit born. Click here for more information.

Exhibits & Animals

Click here for a list of our exhibits and animals collection.

Admission Rates and Parking Fee


The Zoo recommends the following resource for online maps and driving directions: Yahoo! Maps.

Out of Towners

For a list of our hotel partners, click here.
For the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, click here!

News Archives

The Louisville Zoo is the state zoo of Kentucky and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our collections, which include botanical gardens, are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which is building North America’s largest wildlife conservation movement by engaging and inspiring over 175 million visitors and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.

Pepsi is the official soft drink of the Louisville Zoo