Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation | The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.

Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

March 14, 2015 to Sept. 27, 2015
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)

Twilight Hours
June and July (Thursday – Saturday)
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (stay until 8 p.m.)

The Zoo will close early on Saturday, August 22 at 3 p.m. (stay until 4 p.m.) for our annual Brew at the Zoo event.

Sept. 28, 2015 to mid-March, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)

Norton Healthcare Get Healthy Walking Club
March 1 – October 31, 2015 (Monday – Sunday)
Enter Zoo from 8 – 9:15 a.m. (You must exit Zoo by 9:30 a.m.)
Click here for more information on this program.

Click here for tips on the best times to visit the Zoo!

Exhibit and Animal Training Demonstrations
During your visit, there are a variety of activities such as zookeeper talks, animal demonstrations and other education opportunities to enhance your experience. We hope you enjoy your visit at the Louisville Zoo.

no_smoking_smallSmoking — Designated Areas Only
Smoking (including E-cigarettes) is prohibited throughout the Zoo. Designated outdoor smoking areas may be found next to the MetaZoo, at the African Outpost back deck and behind the Papa John’s Splash Park area. See designated areas on your Zoo guide map. We appreciate your cooperation.